ADB is helping India improve the living conditions of urban residents in Rajasthan, the nation's largest state. The second tranche of the multitranche financing facility will improve water supply, sanitation, sewarage, drainage, and transportation in 12 project areas. It will also include capacity development for urban local authorities.
|Project Name||Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|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
|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 water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
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.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Increased economic growth and sustained improvement in the urban environment and quality of life in the identified urban local bodies (ULBs) in Rajasthan (the Project ULBs)|
|Description of Outcome||Increased access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for approximately 1.5 million people in the identified 12 Project ULBs by the end of the Project|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Actions towards achieving the outcome are underway as explained further in the status of implementation progress of outputs below.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Water supply subprojects successfully implemented
Sewerage and sanitation subprojects successfully implemented
Urban Transport subprojects successfully implemented
Urban drainage subprojects successfully implemented
Capacity development subproject successfully implemented in all Project ULBs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Works under progress; 1,149 kms of pipe network laid
Works under progress; 401.5 kms of pipe network laid and one STP completed
Works under progress; 5 roads over railway lines and 2 bridges over river constructed
Drainage works completed; 7.6 kms of drains constructed
|Geographical Location||Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dholpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar|
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||The initial screening for impact on indigenous peoples (IPs) done for Project 1 showed no significant impact on IPs. An indigenous peoples' development framework (IPDF) was formulated for Project 1 to ensure equal sharing of Investment Program benefits if a future subproject is determined to have impact on IPs. However, none of the subproject works in Project 1 or 2 have triggered the Bank's policy on indigenous peoples (1998).|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Extensive consultations were undertaken with stakeholders, including beneficiary communities and affected households, NGOs, CBOs, elected representatives, urban local bodies, administrative departments, state government and central government. A participation strategy and a community action participation program (CAPP) have been prepared.|
|During Project Implementation||The participation strategy and CAPP are implemented through an NGO in all project towns for mobilization, motivation, participation and awareness. The CAPP activities are reported on in the bi-annual social monitoring reports and approved by ADB.|
|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 $100,000 will be purchased through shopping.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Mr Vaibhav Galriya
Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Urban Governance Department, Jaipur
|Concept Clearance||02 Nov 2005|
|MRM||05 Mar 2008|
|Approval||19 Jan 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Jan 2008|
|Last PDS Update||17 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Jan 2009||18 Feb 2009||20 Apr 2009||30 Jun 2014||30 Jun 2017||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||122.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||122.00||19 Jan 2009||121.14||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||19 Jan 2009||114.16||0.00||94%|
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