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||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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||Achievement of outcomes are being assessed based on the implementation progress of outputs described 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)||
In all 10 ULBs were benefitted with water supply subprojects, with source augmentation of 16 tubewells, and construction of 2 WTPs in Rajsamand and Bundi, installation of chlorinators, construction of pump-houses, 83 storage reservoirs, laying of 1,163 km of pipe network, and installation of over 79,000 water meters.
9 ULBs benefitted with sewerage and sanitation infrastructure with development of 5 STPs (54 MLD cumulative treatment capacity), 372 km of sewer network and installation of 12,600 connections.
Urban transport subprojects successfully implemented with construction of 75 km of roads in Bundi, Bharatpur, Baran, and Sikar; six road over bridges in Alwar, Baran, Barmer, Sawai Madhopur, Churu and Bharatpur, and 2 bridges in Chittorgarh.
Urban drainage subprojects successfully implemented and 11.8 km of drains constructed in Bharatpur and Sikar.
Capacities built across all project ULBs with over 2,985 community awareness campaigns conducted on health, housing, sanitation, gender issues, heritage conservation, socially inclusive and gender responsive O&M of municipal infrastructure and financial management aspects for over 71,000 public and ULB staff participants.
|Geographical Location||Alwar, Alwar, Baran, Baran, Barmer, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bharatpur, Bundi, Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Churu, Churu, Dhaulpur, Dhaulpur, Jhalawar, Jhalrapatan, Karauli, Nagaur, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sikar|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||No significant environmental impacts. Impacts were mitigated through proper facility siting, design and good construction practices, identified in the subproject-specific initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and environmental monitoring plans (EMPs), prepared in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002). The investment program management unit was responsible for coordination and implementation of environmental, and health and safety activities. Bi-annual monitoring environmental reports were duly prepared and approved by ADB.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The investment program was designed to minimize land acquisition and resettlement impacts. Impacts were limited to minor land acquisition, temporary resettlement and temporary loss of livelihood during construction. A resettlement framework was prepared to guide the implementation of subprojects, and resettlement plans were prepared, in adherence to ADB's policy on involuntary resettlement (1995). The investment program management unit was responsible for coordination and implementation of all social and resettlement activities. Bi-annual social monitoring reports were duly prepared and approved by ADB.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The initial screening for impact on indigenous peoples (IPs) showed no significant impact. An indigenous peoples' development framework (IPDF) was formulated to ensure equal sharing of Investment Program benefits in case of any future impact on IPs. However, none of the subproject works in Project 2 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) was prepared and implemented.|
|During Project Implementation||The participation strategy and CAPP were implemented through an NGO in all project towns for mobilization, motivation, participation and awareness. The CAPP activities were reported in the bi-annual social monitoring reports and reviewed 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 $100,000 will be purchased through shopping.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Mr Vaibhav Galriya
Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Urban Governance Department, Jaipur
|Concept Clearance||02 Nov 2005|
|MRM||05 Mar 2008|
|Approval||19 Jan 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Jan 2008|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Jan 2009||18 Feb 2009||20 Apr 2009||30 Jun 2014||30 Jun 2017||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||122.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||122.00||19 Jan 2009||121.03||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||19 Jan 2009||117.26||0.00||96%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2017|