India: Preparing the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 42267-027

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Government of Rajasthan to lay the groundwork for badly needed urban service upgrades in secondary towns near the provincial capital, Jaipur. ADB's transaction technical assistance will support due diligence and other preparatory work needed to rollout the program, which will target water, sanitation and other service improvements.

Project Name Preparing the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program
Project Number 42267-027
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9339-IND: Preparing the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.30 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) will help the GOR prepare the proposed investment program. The TRTA will carry out due diligence on technical, economic, financial, governance, safeguards, gender, poverty, social, natural hazard and climate resilience aspects for the ensuing investment program. The TRTA will enhance project readiness by assisting the GOR in undertaking advance actions, including identification of lands for project facilities. The GOR has taken advance actions of preparing detailed project reports (DPRs) and bidding documents for the subprojects under the RSTDIP. The TRTA will assist in the preparation of a sector assessment, road maps, and investment plan, and a pre-feasibility study for future projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Assisting the target secondary towns along the capital city, Jaipur, is an integral part of investment program preparation, without which the program implementation may face significant start-up delays. The TRTA is synchronized to maximize knowledge transfer and suggest the ways to suitably coordinate with ongoing and other proposed projects in water and wastewater sectors in Rajasthan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Rajasthan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The PPTA consultant will carry out due diligence of the subprojects on social and gender issues and prepare the documents required for processing of the Project, and taking advance actions in accordance with ADB's guidelines. The consultant, together with the executing agency and implementing agency, will prepare gender and social inclusion action plan, and stakeholder consultation strategy for the investment program in accordance with ADB's Guidelines.
During Project Implementation The investment program will prepare a consultation and participation plan focusing on (i) identification of stakeholders and target groups, and baseline surveys; (ii) key message selection and use of information, education, and communication programs; and (iii) outreach to communities, schools, slums, and workers through various media and consultation activities for sharing information and obtaining feedback to refine the investment program design and implementation, as appropriate. The GESI action plan will ensure the participation of women and socially excluded groups in the investment program. Key stakeholders include the executing and implementing agencies of the GOR, nongovernment organizations, community-based organizations, and the local residents including the poor, women, children, students, media, and the local political and public representatives.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The consultant team will be composed of international and national consultants. All consultants will work collectively as a team in developing all outputs. The consulting services required for the TRTA will include expertise in: (i) Water Supply; (ii) Nonrevenue Water Reduction; (iii) Wastewater; (iv) Wastewater Treatment; (v) Procurement; (vi) Financial Management; (vii) Economics; (viii) Environmental Safeguards; (ix) Social Safeguards; (x) Institutional Development; (xi) Communication; and (xii) Private Sector and Public Private Partnerships. The consultants will work under the overall guidance of the ADB project officer and project director, RUIDP, and will be recruited under one package (firm) using the quality- and cost-based method of selection with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20.

In addition to the firm, a few individual consultants may also be recruited as necessary to provide support to enhance project readiness and expedite project start-up activities. They will undertake training of relevant officials involved in the project, and assist the executing agency and implementation agency in undertaking advance contracting for civil works and loan consultants for the project.

Procurement N/A
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Na Won
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project
AVS Building, JLN Marg, Jawahar Circle,
Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-17
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 09 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2019

TA 9339-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jul 2017 30 Aug 2017 30 Aug 2017 30 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2020 31 Jul 2020
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 04 Feb 2022 948,824.65

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior FSSM Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Nov 2019 02 Dec 2019
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019
Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2019 23 Sep 2019
Senior FSSM Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 30 May 2019 10 Jul 2019
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2018 08 Aug 2018
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2018 28 Mar 2018
Project Management and Water Supply Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2018 28 Mar 2018
Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2018 26 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9339 15 Jun 2018 NJS CONSULTANTS CO., LTD.(JAPAN) in association with NJS Engineers India Pvt. Ltd(INDIA) | 9-15, KAIGAN, 1-CHOME MINATO-KU,105 TOKYO, JAPAN Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project 753,566.00

Procurement Plan

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