ADB is helping India improve the living conditions of urban residents in Rajasthan, the nation's largest state. The first tranche of the multitranche financing facility will improve water supply, sanitation, waste management, and transportation in three cities - Jaisalmer, Alwar and Jhalawar/Jhalarapatan.
|Project Name||MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Tranche 1)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||To increase economic growth, reduce poverty and sustain improvement in the urban environment and quality of life in the Jaisalmer, Alwar and Jhalawar/Jhalarapatan. The expected outcome of the Tranche 1 will be increased access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for people in the Project ULBs, and improved capacities of, and sustainable management of urban services by the Project ULBs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's country strategy and program prepared in 2003 regards urban development as one of the major operational instruments to achieve economic growth and inclusive social development.|
|Impact||The Project will help increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain improvements in the urban environment and the quality of life in the 3 ULBs in Rajasthan.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved access to urban infrastructure and services of three ULBs to manage urban services|
|Progress Toward Outcome||One railway over bridge, one STP and two MSW landfill site has been completed. Actions towards achieving the outcome are underway as explained further in the status of implementation progress of outputs below.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Improvement in Water Supply in 3 project cities
Improvement in sewerage and sanitation
Improved solid waste management
Improved urban transport
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Water Supply - 335 km of pipelines laid
Sewerage and Sanitation - 98 km of sewer network laid, construction of one STP completed.
Solid Waste Management - Two MSW landfill site constructed.
Urban Transport - Construction of one railway over bridge completed.
|Geographical Location||Alwar, Jaisalmer and Jhalawar/Jhalarapatan|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||No significant environmental impacts are expected. Impacts are readily mitigated through proper facility siting, design and good construction practices. These are identified in the subproject-specific initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and environmental monitoring plans (EMPs), which are prepared in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002). The investment program management unit is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the environmental and health and safety activities. Bi-annual monitoring environmental reports are prepared and approved by ADB.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The investment program is designed to minimize land acquisition and resettlement impact. Impacts are limited to minor land acquisition and temporary resettlement during construction. A resettlement framework has been prepared to guide the implementation of subprojects and short resettlement plans have been prepared, whereby adhering to ADB's policy on involuntary resettlement (1995). The investment program management unit is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all social and resettlement activities. Bi-annual social monitoring reports are prepared and approved by ADB.|
|Indigenous Peoples||In the three project towns, initial screening for impact on indigenous peoples (IPs) showed no significant impact on IPs. An indigenous peoples' development framework (IPDF) has been formulated to ensure equal sharing of Investment Program benefits, if a future subproject is determined to have impact on IPs. The Bank's policy on indigenous peoples (1998) is leading.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consultants will be hired for the whole Investment Program according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). A national consulting firm will be contracted to provide IPMCs for 443 person-months and three national firms to provide DSCs for 1,464 person-months, through ADB's quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) procedures under the aforementioned guidelines.|
|Procurement||All goods and services to be financed by the loan and also for the Investment Program will be procured according to ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Civil works contracts of at least $10 million will be procured through International competitive bidding; all other such contracts will be procured through national competitive bidding. As far as practicable, goods will be procured in packages of more than $1 million each to be suitable for international competitive bidding or limited international bidding. Minor goods costing less than $100,000 will be purchased through shopping.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Mr Vaibhav Galriya
Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Urban Governance Department, Jaipur
|Concept Clearance||02 Nov 2005|
|Fact Finding||18 Feb 2007 to 07 Mar 2007|
|MRM||16 Apr 2007|
|Approval||08 Nov 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||24 Jul 2007|
|Last PDS Update||04 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Nov 2007||17 Jan 2008||28 Feb 2008||30 Jun 2013||31 Dec 2014||22 May 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||69.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||54.00||08 Nov 2007||50.02||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||08 Nov 2007||50.02||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Amendment to Loan Agreement on Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1 between India and Asian Development Bank dated 12 July 2012||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jul 2012|
|Amendments to Rebate and Surcharge Provisions of Loan Agreement dated 6 February 2008||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Feb 2008|
|Project Agreement for Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program -- Project 1 between Asian Development Bank and State of Rajasthan dated 17 January 2008||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2007|
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