India : MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program -Tranche 2
ADB is helping India construct several run-of-river hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh. The second tranche of the multitranche financing facility will continue work on the 111-megawatt Sawra Kuddu Hydroelectric Project on the Pabber river in Shimla district.
Bhatt, Jigar Arvindbhai
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program -Tranche 2|
|Country / Economy||India
|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||
Energy / Large hydropower generation
|Gender||No gender elements|
|Description||Tranche 2 investments will include the final contract package for the 111 MW Sawra Kuddu project that was not included in Tranche 1, consisting of certain civil works (diversion barrage, power intake and desanding arrangements). Harnessing this hydropower is vital to meet all in-state electricity demand by providng affordable, reliable power to its residents, as the state currently meets only about 50% of its power demand through its own power generating capacity. Harnessing this hydropower will also enable the export of excess power to the rest of the country for the benefit of poorer and power deficient states. Himachal Pradesh's focus on clean energy development will provide jobs to state residents and will furher the country's goal of meeting its energy through clean, indigenous sources.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||A sustainable state electricity sector and improved state finances.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased hydropower production.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|Description of Project Outputs||Hydropower generation infrastruction constructed - Subproject proposed for tranche 2: The civil works contract package consisting of the construction of the diversion barrage, power intake, desanding arrangements and gates and hoisting arrangements for the 11 MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
About 99.7% of physical progress have been achieved.
The loan is closing according to loan closing date.
|Geographical Location||Shimla district|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||HPPCL as implementing agency is responsible for undertaking subprojects in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) covering the project, and for implementing the Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) in accordance with the ADB Environment Policy (2002) and reports on environmental compliance to ADB on a bi-annual basis. A Social and Environmental Management Unit has been set up within the PMU.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||In the Sawra Kuddu subproject, land acquisition is significant, with 45.75 hectares and 165 households affected. A Grievances Redress Committee addresses all complains raised by affected persons. HPPCL is responsible for the implementation of the resettlement plans and for adherence to ADBs Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995) and reports to ADB on compliance on a bi-annual basis. The resettlement plan for this project is being updated to reflect the final assessment of involuntary resettlement impacts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) applies, if impacts on IPs should arise.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||HPPCL has been consulting with stakeholders, including affected communities and various government officials, during the design stage. Local communities were consulted as part of the social and resettlement impact assessment to gather their views on the proposed program. All the affected persons were also consulted on a one-to-one basis through questionnaire surveys and focus group discussions.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations will continue during the entire project cycle according to the stakeholder participation plan.|
Consulting services are required to provide support to HPPCL for project implementation work, including design, supervision of construction, management for the subprojects under the tranche 1 loan, and for feasibility studies of future loans. Consulting services will be provided for evaluation, monitoring, and reporting purposes. In addition, consultants will support the capacity building component under the tranche 1 loan. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consulting firms will be selected using the quality- and cost-based selection method and simplified technical proposal. Individual experts may also be recruited based on biodata submitted in response to
specific terms of reference for assignments.
Equipment, materials, and civil works to be financed under each loan of the MFF will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time), mainly through international and/or national competitive bidding. Advance procurement will be allowed to facilitate timely
implementation of the investments.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bhatt, Jigar Arvindbhai|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Multipurpose Projects & Power Dept of Govt of HP
Himachal Pradesh, India
|Approval||08 Dec 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2009||12 Mar 2010||13 May 2010||30 Jun 2014||30 Jun 2017||21 Dec 2017|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||59.10||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||59.10||17 Jun 2022||50.84||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Jun 2022||50.84||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2015|