India : Preparing Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project Phase II

Sovereign Project | 42266-012

Project Name
Preparing Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project Phase II
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7327-IND: Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project Phase II
Source Amount
Japan Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
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

No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India?s 11th Five Year Plan (FYP; April 2007 to March 2012) has set out 27 national targets, covering both economic and social goals which include: (i) clean drinking water to be available to all by 2009, ensuring that there are no slip-backs by the end of the 11th FYP; and (ii) to treat all urban wastewater by 2011?12 to clean the river waters. Also, the 11th FYP recognizes infrastructure bottlenecks and lack of long-term funds for infrastructure investment as the binding constraints for achieving the goals. The 11th FYP calls for public sector investment in meeting the infrastructure requirements where private participation is unlikely to be forthcoming.

The Country Partnership and Strategy (CPS) and ADB?s assistance program for 2009?2011 have been designed to support the Government of India?s efforts to address the binding constraints in the 11th FYP through four strategic pillars. One of the strategic pillars puts emphasis on the continuation of ADB?s assistance to infrastructure development in various sectors, including urban.

The proposed sovereign loan for expansion of sewerage system under the Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (the Project) Phase 2 will directly contribute to the national target for full treatment of urban wastewater, while implicitly addressing the environmental consequences of drinking water to be available for all.


Sewerage from 66% of households (about 1 million households) in the Kolkata metropolitan area collected and treated, and risks of flood minimized.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Design of the Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project Phase II agreed among ADB, EA and stakeholders.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Revised systemic design and costing of the Project Phase II by end November 2009;

2. Revised economic and financial analysis by end December 2009;

3. Improved safeguards planning documents by end March 2010;

4. Study visit to JICA-financed Delhi Mass Rapid Trasport System before December 2009; and

5. Results of underground utility survey in the Project Phase 2 areas by December 2010.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

ADB will engage four individual consultants (total of 20 person-months) in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007 as amended from time to time).

1. Sewerage and Drainage Engineer, National (4.0 pm);

2. Social Development and Safeguards Spec., National (8.0 pm);

3. Urban Economist, National (4.0 pm); and

4. Chartered Accoutant, National (4.0 pm).


Responsible ADB Officer
Ikemoto, Hiroyuki
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Calcutta Municipal Corporation


Concept Clearance
08 May 2009
Fact Finding
20 May 2009 to 25 May 2009
07 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
04 Jun 2009
Last PDS Update
05 Aug 2011


TA 7327-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2009 06 Aug 2010 06 Aug 2010 31 Jan 2011 30 Oct 2012 30 Nov 2012
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 290,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 690,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 257,567.22

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project Phase II Consultants' Reports Mar 2012
Preparing for Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project II Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2009

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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