India : Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 3
The Asian Development Bank is working with India, to improve connectivity to markets and services for rural communities in five states. The program is upgrading roads to all-weather standard in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Tranche 3 will finance over 6,100 kilometers of roads, benefiting about 4,200 rural households.
Dodla, Shiva Raju
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 3|
|Country / Economy||India
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Rural Connectivity Investment Program supports the government's objectives under the PMGSY in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal (the investment program states). The investment program will improve and sustain the connectivity of selected rural communities in the investment program states to markets, district headquarters, and other centers of economic activities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The absence of all-weather road connectivity is a serious problem in rural areas of India, making these communities inaccessible for about 90 days a year. Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth, agricultural productivity, and employment in these areas, and therefore has a strong link to poverty. The Government of India is addressing this problem through the implementation of a nationwide rural road investment program. The Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) aimed at providing all-weather road connectivity to currently unconnected eligible habitations in India's rural areas. Since it was started in 2000, this flagship program has constructed 607,677 kilometers (km) of rural roads, connecting 178,184 habitations in India to a greater transportation network. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy (CPS), 2013-2017 for India is closely aligned with the priorities of India's Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012-2017. The CPS reconfirms continuing ADB assistance for the development of rural roads, which is critical for rural development as they provide access to markets, health, education, and administrative services.|
|Impact||improved access to markets, district headquarters, and other centers of socio-economic activities aligned with India's Five Year Plan, 2012-2017.|
|Description of Outcome||improved and sustained connectivity of selected rural communities in the investment program states.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Road works are substantially completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Selected rural roads are constructed to all-weather standard
quality of design of RCIP roads is improved
maintenance of RCIP roads is improved and sustained
road safety measures are incorporated into the design
institutional capacity strengthened
effective project management provided.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
All RCTRCs are operational.
All the DPRs prepared as per the standardized DPR template.Communities participated in the design and construction of raods.
5,588.5 km of roads already constructed as under:
Assam 442.2 km
Chhattisgarh 973.6 km
Madhya Pradesh 1,295.0 km
Odisha 2,318.6 km
West Bengal 559.1 km
All RRNMU building have been awarded and works are at various stages.
|Geographical Location||Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, State of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Investment program states will follow the provisions of the RCIP environmental assessment and review framework (EARF), Environmental Code of Practice (ECOP) checklists will be completed by PICs based on site visits for all road subprojects including bridges longer than 50 m. The completed ECOP checklists will be reviewed by the TSC with site verifications for a minimum representative sample of 10% of the roads in each investment program state under each tranche. Based on the completed ECOP checklists state level IEE reports and standard Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for all road subprojects will be prepared by the TSC. The standard EMP will be attached to the bidding document while the road specific EMPs will be available and provided to contractors together with the DPRs. Information on the location of specific environment issues and number of trees, ponds, utility structures etc. will be taken from the ECOPs and added to the standard EMP to convert it into road specific EMPs. For non-road subprojects IEE reports and EMPs will be prepared separately in house or by the DPR consultants.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Investment program states will follow the provisions of the RCIP environmental assessment and review framework (EARF), Environmental Code of Practice (ECOP) checklists will be completed by PICs based on site visits for all road subprojects including bridges longer than 50 m. The completed ECOP checklists will be reviewed by the TSC with site verifications for a minimum representative sample of 10% of the roads in each investment program state under each tranche. Based on the completed ECOP checklists state level IEE reports and standard Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for all road subprojects will be prepared by the TSC. The standard EMP will be attached to the bidding document while the road specific EMPs will be available and provided to contractors together with the DPRs. Information on the location of specific environment issues and number of trees, ponds, utility structures etc. will be taken from the ECOPs and added to the standard EMP to convert it into road specific EMPs. For non-road subprojects IEE reports and EMPs will be prepared separately in house or by the DPR consultants.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Through the census survey, Scheduled tribes (STs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs) have been identified in project roads in all five states. Given that the project involves minor upgrades to existing roads, it will not lead to further impact to any of the STs and SCs in the areas. There will be no impact on their tribal and cultural identity. In contrary, they will receive similar benefits from the investment program as the non-scheduled tribe households, by providing connectivity to habitations and increasing access to better facilities in health, education, and markets. This has also been confirmed by the TSC subsequent review of the due diligence process. Moreover, the CPF has special provisions for all scheduled tribe households to ensure that their living standards are not adversely affected as a result of land donation or in the event of any loss of non land asset and impacts on their livelihoods. In case of any significant impacts on scheduled tribes under any subproject, the mitigation shall follow the requirements as set out in the CPF. As also laid down in the CPF, for any impact on land involving traditional and tenure rights of the scheduled tribes, the legal provisions laid down by GOI and the related investment program state pertaining to land transfer will be followed.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The design phase included a comprehensive consultation process for each of the 1190 subproject roads. During the process local people were consulted about the road design to ensure the land donation would be voluntary and to include design features requested by the community.|
|During Project Implementation||Community consultations are mostly conducted during project preparation. However, support to poor and vulnerable families to ensure they are adequately linked to government and state sponsored poverty alleviation and employment programs will be conducted by the PIC during implementation. Moreover, community members will participate to the grievance redress committee established for each subproject road.|
|Consulting Services||The services of Project implementation consultant includes road safety audits, road safety inspections and collection of data, related to safeguard due diligence activities. The services of technical support consultant includes monitoring of implementation of safeguards and road safety requirements. The services of Institutional support consultant includes managing and conducting the training programs for PIUs and RRMNU staff.|
|Procurement||All procurement of civil works financed by ADB are done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). For the project roads, each state will follow national competitive bidding (NCB) with the standard PMGSY bidding document (improved as needed in agreement with ADB) and the e-procurement system, which was also approved by ADB for the project. For buildings, each state will also follow NCB with the bidding document approved by ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dodla, Shiva Raju|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Rural Development
New Delhi 110001
India Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Chhattisgarh)
Room No.317, DKS Bhavan(Mantralay),
Raipur India Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Madhya Pradesh)
5th Floor, B-Wing, Paryawas Bhawan,
India Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of West Bengal)
Department of Panchayats & Rural
Development, Jessop Building (1st Floor)
63 N.S. Road, Kolkata - 700001 India Public Works (Roads) Department, Government of Assam
Public Works Roads Department, Ground Floor, Block B,
Assam Secretariat Dispur, Guwahati 781006
Assam India Rural Development Department (Government of Odisha)
Rural Development Department
Government of Odisha
Sanchivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar India
|MRM||18 Jun 2015|
|Approval||22 Oct 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||16 Dec 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Oct 2015||06 Nov 2015||29 Dec 2015||30 Jun 2018||31 Dec 2019||29 Jul 2020|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||506.89||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||273.00||17 Jun 2022||230.83||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Jun 2022||230.83||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|India: Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 3 and Multitranche Financing Facility)||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2022|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Gender Equality Results Case Study: India – Rural Connectivity Investment Program||Reports||Mar 2019|
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- ADB and the Government of India have signed a $273 million loan to continue improving rural roads in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING WORKS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF RURAL ROAD NETWORK MANAGEMENT UNIT (RRNMU) AT JORHAT, ASSAM||Loan 3306||13 Jun 2019||O.P GARODIA | AT ROAD, KUSHAL NAGAR, P.O MORANHAT, DIBRUGARH 785670 INDIA||Ministry of Rural Development||1,002,678.35||658,986.50|
|KILKIA (T-5) TO DIDRABADI||Loan 3306||16 Oct 2017||M/S NILACHAKRA CONSTRUCTION | S/O-LATE LAXMAN PATRA, AT-CHIDANANDA VIH AR,COLLEGE ROAD, P.O-PHULBANI INDIA||Ministry of Rural Development||1,103,849.00||596,208.00|
|T08 - Jasar to Brindaban Chak||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||Shaw Brothers | 245, Katadanga Road , Fingapara , Dist - North 24 Parganas -743129 India||Ministry of Rural Development||887,164.98||484,696.71|
|T06 - Janal to Nidaya Sluicegate (Mayapur) via Post Office More||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||M.K. Construction | Vill & P.O. - Debkunda , P.S. - Beldanga , Dist - Murshidabad -742133 India||Ministry of Rural Development||889,334.21||487,643.00|
|T02 - Raniganj to Baktarnagar||Loan 3306||03 Feb 2017||M/S Pranab Kumar Rakshit | Radhanagar , Vivekananda Lane , P.O.- Gh Urni,Krishnanagar,Dist- Nadia 741103 India||Ministry of Rural Development||459,003.16||253,268.03|
|T03 - Goyaltuli More to Bidhannagar via Tufandangi||Loan 3306||20 Apr 2017||M/S Repon Enterprise | Village & P.O. : Gola Bari Bazar , P.S - Barasat , North 24 Parganas -742332 India||Ministry of Rural Development||296,450.37||159,394.64|
|T03 - Harishpur JK Ropeways to Sidhuli||Loan 3306||20 Apr 2017||M/S Baba Lokenath Enterprise | Rupsing Jote (Gossain Pur),Po-Bagdogra Darjeeling -734014 India||Ministry of Rural Development||453,284.89||243,721.01|
|T08 - Goaldanga Dhal (PWD Road) to Bangaljhi Dakshin||Loan 3306||20 Apr 2017||M/S Baba Lokenath Enterprise | Rupsing Jote (Gossain Pur) , P.O.- Bagdo Gra , Darjeeling -734014 India||Ministry of Rural Development||580,731.67||312,246.26|
|Rehabilitation of 74 KM of Rural Roads in the Galle District CP-RR (G3)||Loan 3306||20 Apr 2017||Sonex Engineers Co Operative Society Ltd. | Radhanagar,Vivekananda Lane,Po Ghurni Krishnanagar,Dist-Nadia-741103 India||Ministry of Rural Development||752,301.98||404,495.73|
|T06 - Gorsafat to Asnan (Arang Kyarana)||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||Craska | Sivankar Pally , Pratapbagan , P.O. & Di St - Bankura , Pin-722101 India||Ministry of Rural Development||787,559.86||430,278.11|
|T07 - Bhota to Karanji||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||M.K. Construction | Vill & P.O. - Debkunda , P.S. - Beldanga , Dist - Murshidabad -742133 India||Ministry of Rural Development||803,273.88||440,454.08|
|T02 - Purushattambati to Jarura Part of Korala via S Ugandha to Towards Bhardeswer PS||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||Concrete Engineers Co-Operative Society Ltd. | En - 55 , Garissom Street , Bidhannagar , Durgapur -12 , Dist - Burdwan India||Ministry of Rural Development||885,175.85||483,609.96|
|T02 - Radhakantapur More to Sahajadpur||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||Indrajit Dhar | Kutubpur P.O. & P.S. - Lalbagh , Dist - Murshidabad - 742149 India||Ministry of Rural Development||366,995.24||200,505.42|
|T01 - Gutulia to Madhaiganj||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||M/S Repon Enterprise | Village & P.O. : Gola Bari Bazar , P.S - Barasat , North 24 Parganas -742332 India||Ministry of Rural Development||393,832.24||215,167.63|
|T03 - Chandipur to Bar Baharpota||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||M/S Kalpana Construction | Kalpana Bhawan , Panagarh , P.O. - Panag Arh Bazar , Dist - Burdwan - 713148 India||Ministry of Rural Development||458,800.04||250,662.36|
|T05 - Debipur NH2 at Rajbandh to Manikara||Loan 3306||31 Jan 2017||M.K. Construction | Vill & P.O. - Debkunda , P.S. - Beldanga , Dist - Murshidabad -742133 India||Ministry of Rural Development||653,952.87||358,577.84|
None currently available.