ADB is helping India improve the delivery of basic services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to help sustain economic growth in the region. Project 3 under the investment program will mainly cover investments in water supply, drainage, and urban transport. It will also enhance the institutional capacity of the Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations.
|Project Name||Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3|
|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||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Project 3 under the investment program will mainly cover investments in water supply, drainage, and urban transport, which are essential to meet the overall objectives of the investment program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||According to 2011 Census of India, out of estimated 2.4 million people living the ciites of Srinagar and Jammu, only 34.7% is estimated to have access to safe or treated drinking water. Srinagar and Jammu lack piped systems for sewerage collection and require more treatment capacity. 2011 Census shous that 52% households have latrines, 24% connect directly to the drains, and 17% still defecate in open. Annual average water logging or flooding experienced in the city centers of both cities is as frequent as 2 hours for 30 days in Srinagar and 2.2 hours for 10 days in Jammu. Though 74% of the solid waste is currently collected in Srinagar and 100% in Jammu most hous houses in the congested parts of Jammu and Srinagar still discharge their wastes into open surface drains endagenring public health and ater qualitiy in local streams, rivers, and lakes. Government of Jammu and Kashmir is currently implementing the Jammu and Kashmir URban Sector Development Investment program in order to address these deficiencies. The investment program aims to foster economic growth in the state of Jammu and Kashmir through expansion of basic urban infrastructure in Jammu aand Srinagar.|
|Impact||improved living environment in Srinagar and Jammu.|
|Description of Outcome||improved urban services in Jammu and Srinagar.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Construction activities are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Improved water supply infrastructure.
Improved urban transport infrastructure.
Improved drainage infrastructure.
Institutional capacity of the Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All contracts have been awarded and construction of works are under implementation.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||Project 3 is classified as category B for environmental safeguards. Five IEEs were prepared and disclosed on ADB's website in accrodance with the Environmental Assessement and Review Framework and Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). No significant environmental impacts are anticipated. Project locations are outside sensitive areas and impacts during construction and operation can be avoided and/or mitigated through measures outlined in the Environmental Management Plans which will form part of the civil works contracts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Project 2 is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. Limited resettlement impact are envisioned as part of three subprojects, namely Jammu water supply, Jammu parking facility, and Srinagar drainage. Resettlment impacts from the Jammu water supply subproject are limited to potential temporary loss of income resulting from access disruptions during construction practices and implementation of the environmental management plan to maintain access to businesses. Impacts from the Jammu parking facility subproject are limited to relocation of one squatter business (tea stall), and impacts from the Srinagar draiange subproject include 0.2 hectare of private land acquisition belonging to three households (22 affected persons). The land is vacan with no structures or use. Three resettlement plans were prepared in accordance with the Resettlement Framework and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and already reviewed, cleared and disclosed by ADB.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project 3 is classified as category C for Indigenous Peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During Tranche 3 preparation, discussion sessions, interviews and small group meetings were conducted with the project communities with the objective of ascertaining needs and demands from the project, an estimate of losses, if any, that they might suffer and steps to mitigate impacts. These interviews, group meetings were held in groups comprising of men, women, and poor households to ensure a comprehensive perspective on the project as well as its impacts. The key benefits of the program, according to the stakeholders, are: (i) improved cleanliness, hygiene, and reduction in waterborne diseases; (ii) improved health from improved water services particularly for women; (iii) less likelihood of flooding/water logging; and (iv) improved living conditions and a healthier living environment. A stakeholder communication strategy, Gender Action Plan and Consultation and Participation Plan were prepared to ensure the participation of the community (including women) in program planning and implementation.|
|During Project Implementation|
Project Management Consultants (PMCs) recruited under Project 2, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and following its quality-and-cost based selection procedure (a total input of 400 person-months: 10 person-months international, 390 person-months national), will cover for Project 3 to assist the PMU and the PIUs established in Jammu and Srinagar to strengthen their project management and implementation capability. PMC will assist PMU and the PIUs in all project management activities including project formulation, management, monitoring and evaluation, social and environmental management aspects, appraisal of subprojects, review of engineering designs, procurement, implementation support, community awareness, quality monitoring, report preparation, establishment and updating of project performance monitoring system, etc.
Design and Supervision Consultants (DSCs) currently engaged under Project 1 and to be recruited under Project 2 may continue to provide services for Project 3. An additional 1,521 person-months in total is required for these two consulting packages, which will be provided under Project 2.
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). PMU will prepare standard bidding documents for each type of national competitive bidding and submit to ADB for no objection, which will be used throughout Project implementation period. The procurement plan will be updated by ERA for approval by ADB at least once a year (more frequently if necessary) and will cover the next 18 months of procurement activity.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Slangen, Ron H.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Economic Reconstruction Agency of Jammu & Kashmir State
New Secretariat, Room No. 528
|MRM||11 Apr 2014|
|Approval||18 Jun 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Jun 2014||30 Dec 2014||29 Jan 2015||31 Mar 2017||30 May 2017||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||94.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||60.00||18 Jun 2014||57.77||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||18 Jun 2014||32.95||0.00||55%|
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