||MFF - Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Subproject 1)
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|Loan 2331-IND: MFF - Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Subproject 1)|
|Ordinary capital resources
||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change
||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector
- Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services
- Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
- Urban sewerage
- Urban solid waste management
- Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|| No gender elements
The components proposed for financing under the Project are:
A. Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Improvements
1. The Sindh canal raw water pipeline in Srinagar
2. Sewerage and drainage in Jammu
3. The solid waste disposal facility at Srinagar
4. BC Road widening and overpass in Jammu
B. Capacity Building, Institutional Development, Governance and Investment Program Support
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
||The proposed investment will also foster economic revival in J&K, where trade, services, and tourism are the principal drivers of the economy. Low investment in asset creation and in operation and maintenance (O&M) and lack of structured institutional systems constrain growth in J&K. The state government intends to promote economic growth through better service, public health, and environmental conditions by investing in urban infrastructure and improving the management capabilities of its line agencies and the participating cities and towns. The core strategy is to provide investment funds in a prioritised manner, building on the infrastructure rehabilitation being carried out under the ongoing loan (2151-IND: Multisector Project for Infrastructure Rehabilitation in J&K), with planned expansion in tandem with urban governance improvements and reforms. The state needs to balance progress on reforms, priority infrastructure investments, and private sector investment particularly in trade and tourism. A sector loan with an MFF offers the borrower the flexibility of basing investment decisions on priorities and constraints defined in the sector policy and master plans. The subsector master plans being developed as part of the ongoing loan will form the basis for investments made under the Facility.
||Sustainable economic growth though the provision of urban infrastructure services and the promotion of urban management improvement in Jammu and Srinagar, and selected towns with tourism potential in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
||An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) has been prepared to guide the environmental assessment of subprojects in future loans, including those that may be classified as category A. The Summary IEE of Project 1 and the EARF of the program have been disclosed in accordance with ADB's 120 days rule. Out of the three sub-projects (Water Supply & Solid Waste Management in Srinagar and Sewerage subprojects in Jammu), two subprojects entail impacts on assets such as structures, trees and land.
||Short resettlement plan for Srinagar SWM suproject have been prepared.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design
||The project and the three infrastructure investment subprojects have been presented at public meetings in both Srinagar and Jammu explaining the possible social and environmental impacts and the actions built into the design and construction to mitigate any adverse impacts. Meetings have also been held with affected persons related to each subproject to explain the social and environmental safeguards and entitlements under the project.
|During Project Implementation
||ERA is carrying out periodic consultation.