India: MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 40031-013 Status: Active

Summary

The Investment Program will increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain improvements in the urban environment and the quality of life in the 15 initially identified ULBs in Rajasthan. It is expected to improve access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs, and to strengthen the capacity of these ULBs to manage urban services in a sustainable manner by the end of the Program (2014).

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Project Name MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program
Project Number 40031-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0015-IND: MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 273.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Investment Program will increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain improvements in the urban environment and the quality of life in the 15 initially identified ULBs in Rajasthan. It is expected to improve access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs, and to strengthen the capacity of these ULBs to manage urban services in a sustainable manner by the end of the Program (2014).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Urban development for economic growth is a universal strategy of the Government of India as its 10th Five-Year Plan [FYP], 2002 2007, and 11th FYP, 2007 2012, show. The strategy is spearheaded by such urban development schemes as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and its subcomponent the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns. Apart from supporting the Government's priority of planned development of urban centers in the country, the Investment Program is also aligned with the objectives of fostering economic growth and reducing poverty in Rajasthan. The fast-growing sectors in Rajasthan are mostly in urban areas, where productivity is 3.5 times higher than in rural areas.

The emphasis on urban development in Rajasthan, financial reforms and the passage of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act in 1992, which laid the basis for decentralization in the urban sector, have made some improvements, but large inefficiencies in service delivery, low investment in wider service coverage, and poor maintenance persist.

The Investment Program and its road map are guided by the 10th FYP 2002 2007 and 11th FYP 2007 2012 of the Government of India. (See the Framework Financing Agreement for the Investment Program, Schedule 1) The Investment Program links capital investments to reforms for sustainable impact. It targets medium-size towns with economic growth and tourism potentials, while maintaining regional balance.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Outcomes:

1. Increased access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs by the end of the Investment Program

2. Improved capacity of, and sustainable management of urban services by, the Investment Program ULBs by the end of the Investment Program.

Progress: Actions towards achieving the outcomes are underway.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Outputs:

1. Implemented investment program for water supply

2. Implemented investment program for wastewater management

3. Implemented investment program for solid waste management

4. Implemented investment program for urban drainage

5. Implemented Investment Program for urban roads and transport

Progress: The Program outputs would be achieved once works under the individual tranches are substantially completed.

Geographical Location Alwar, Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Churu, Dhaulpur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar-Jhalarapatan, Karauli, Nagapur, Rejsamand, Sawai Madhopur and Sikar.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive information dissemination and consultations have been undertaken to ensure stakeholder participation in the Investment Program design. During Investment Program preparation, it was noted that a key factor in the nonperformance of many poverty reduction investment programs was lack of participation from the poor. A major feature of the capacity development subcomponent of the Investment Program is enabling the municipal bodies to take a more participatory approach to urban development. This will start with the detailed planning, design, and implementation of the Investment Program. Implementation support includes the provision of social and community development experts within the IPMU and IPIUs and the conduct of community awareness programs by NGOs: (i) to explain the Investment Program activities; (ii) to serve as a continuing consultation mechanism, particularly for service charges and fees; (iii) to launch community education programs in health and hygiene and water use management; and (iv) to provide a channel of communication on concerns and complaints, for issues arising during construction, such as disruption or damage caused. Ongoing consultation and participatory monitoring will help ensure that the Investment Program meets the needs of the community. The consultations can take the form of annual surveys by consumer category, combined with community forums or focus group discussions. The media for this public information mechanism will include local television, radio, newsletters, websites, and community meetings.
During Project Implementation Extensive consultations have been undertaken with stakeholders including: beneficiary communities and affected households (among these, vulnerable households such as poor households and those headed by women or indigenous persons), NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs), self-help groups (SHGs), elected representatives (such as municipal board members), urban local bodies (ULBs), administrative departments, state governments, and the central Government. Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants were hired for the Investment Program according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All goods and services to be financed by the loans under the Facility are being procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Civil works contracts of at least $10 million are being through international competitive bidding; all other such contracts are being procured through national competitive bidding. Minor goods costing less than $100,000 were purchased through shopping. The feasibility of community contracting was examined on a case-to-case basis for slum upgrading and low-cost sanitation and other community works valued at less than $100,000.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pushkar Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Mr Vaibhav Galriya
[email protected]
Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Urban Governance Department, Jaipur

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 18 Feb 2007 to 07 Mar 2007
MRM 16 Apr 2007
Approval 31 Oct 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0015-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 390.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 273.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 117.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Nov 2010
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Social Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Alwar Waste Water Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Updated Short Resettlement Plan for Alwar Urban Transport and Roads Sub-project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Sawai Madhopur Urban Transport and Roads Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Alwar Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Bharatpur Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Sikar Waste Water Subproject Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Bundi Sewerage and Sanitation Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Bundi Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Sawai Madhopur Sewerage and Sanitation Subproject Resettlement Plans Apr 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Chittorgarh Urban Transport and Roads Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Jaisalmer Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Churu Urban Transport and Roads Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Churu Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Baran ROB Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Rajsamand Waste Water Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Dholpur Wastewater Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Barmer Wastewater Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Rajsamand Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Jaisalmer Wastewater Management Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Barmer Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Feb 2009
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Bharatpur Drainage Sub-project Resettlement Plans Aug 2008
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Bundi Sewerage and Sanitation Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2008
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Sawai Madhopur Urban Transport and Roads Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2008
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Jhalawar-Jhalrapatan Water Supply Sub-project Resettlement Plans Sep 2007
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Update Draft Short Resettlement Plan for Alwar Urban Transport and Roads Sub-project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Sep 2007
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Updated Short Resettlement Plan for Jaisalmer Wastewater Management Sub-project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Sep 2007
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Updated Indigenous Peoples Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2007
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Updated Short Resettlement Plan for Jaisalmer Water Supply Sub-project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Sep 2007
Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Draft) Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2007

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