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India: Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42267-031 Status: Active

The project will support the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) in expanding access to improved water supply services for about 570,000 people and improved sanitation services for about 720,000 people in at least 14 secondary towns by drawing on experiences and lessons from three earlier projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Rajasthan. The project will finance climate-resilient and inclusive water supply and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure in Rajasthan's secondary towns, including heritage towns; empower local governments and strengthen their institutional capacity; and deepen sector reforms to ensure improved and sustainable service delivery in line with GOR's investment program.

 
Project Name Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project
Project Number 42267-031
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3972-IND: Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) in expanding access to improved water supply services for about 570,000 people and improved sanitation services for about 720,000 people in at least 14 secondary towns by drawing on experiences and lessons from three earlier projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Rajasthan. The project will finance climate-resilient and inclusive water supply and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure in Rajasthan's secondary towns, including heritage towns; empower local governments and strengthen their institutional capacity; and deepen sector reforms to ensure improved and sustainable service delivery in line with GOR's investment program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Rajasthan is the largest state in India; it has 10% of the country's land area, 5% of its population, and only about 1% of its surface water resources. About 17 million people (25% of Rajasthan's population) live in 193 urban centers. Rajasthan has done more to reduce poverty than any of India's other low-income states particularly between 2005 and 2012-the population below poverty line (BPL) declined from 38% in 1994, to 34% in 2005, and further to 15% in 2012. Cities are places of opportunity in Rajasthan: the urban poverty rate averages 11%compared with 16% in rural areas. Rajasthan's Urban Development Policy (2017) emphasizes public service improvement in urban areas as a key contributing factor to strive for growth and poverty reduction. Important national and state government initiatives seek to stimulate industrial development and create jobs for migrants and local people, including numerous industrial parks throughout the state developed by GOR. In addition, 39% of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is situated in Rajasthan. Tourism is also a major economic driver, with 50 million tourists (including 1.8 million foreign tourists) in 2018, double the figure in 2010. However, the state's economic development is constrained by water availability, and GOR has several plans to increase water supply for industrial and domestic consumption.
Impact

(i) Access to potable, affordable, reliable, equitable, and environmentally sustainable drinking water supply in all urban areas of Rajasthan improved (Rajasthan Urban Water Supply Policy)

(ii) Health status of urban population, especially the poor and underprivileged, improved (State Sewerage and Waste Water Policy)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Quality, reliability, equity, and sustainability of WSS services in project towns of Rajasthan improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply system in at least eight project towns improved

Sanitation systems in at least 13 project towns developed or improved

Institutional and human capacities strengthened for sustainable service delivery, gender equality, and improved public health

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Initial environmental examinations (IEE) conducted for 5 sample subprojects indicate that the project is unlikely to have any significant adverse environmental impacts that are irreversible, diverse, or unprecedented. Potential impacts are site-specific, temporary in nature and can be mitigated through proper engineering designs and recommended mitigation measures. An environmental assessment and review framework in accordance with SPS and applicable laws and regulations will guide subproject selection, screening and categorization, environmental assessment, and the implementation of subprojects identified after ADB Board approval. Category A subprojects will not be considered under the project. All draft IEEs will be cleared by ADB prior to start of construction and environmental management plans included in contract documents. All statutory clearances and no objections will be obtained prior to start of construction activities.
Involuntary Resettlement RUDSICO prepared a resettlement framework in line with SPS and applicable laws to guide subproject screening and assess resettlement impacts. Subprojects with significant involuntary resettlement impacts (Category A) will not be eligible for funding under the project. Based on the draft resettlement plans and one due diligence report of 3 sample subprojects, the project will cause impacts that are not deemed significant: (i) permanent economic impacts on non-titleholders on government land; and (ii) temporary impacts during civil works. The measures in the draft resettlement plans are adequate to deal with identified risks. Draft resettlement plans will form part of the contract documents, updated during detailed design and submitted to ADB for review and disclosure. The draft resettlement framework and plans will be disclosed to project-affected people and on ADB and project websites, and final plans disclosed to affected persons.
Indigenous Peoples Scheduled tribes comprise only 3.2% of the state's urban population. In comparison, scheduled tribes comprise 10.6% of the total population in the sample town of Abu Road, and 33.8% in 6 nearby villages, all located in a scheduled area. Scheduled tribes will benefit from the improved WSS services and receive free household connections. In the sample subprojects appraised to date, the beneficiary scheduled tribes are not rendered vulnerable by the project. RUDSICO has prepared an indigenous peoples planning framework in line with SPS and applicable laws to ensure that, for subprojects to be prepared after Board approval, scheduled tribes will receive culturally appropriate benefits and adverse impacts will be addressed. Category A subprojects will not be considered under the project. The draft resettlement and indigenous peoples plan (RIPP) for Abu Road identifies only beneficial impacts to scheduled tribes and has adequate measures to include tribes in project benefits. Combined RIPPs will also be required for Banswara and Pratapgarh. The draft and final RIPPs will be disclosed to affected/benefited Indigenous Peoples communities and disclosed on ADB and project websites. Project management and implementation consultants will assist RUDSICO to manage indigenous peoples risks and impacts.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations were conducted for sample subprojects during preparation of the safeguards documents. Key stakeholders were consulted during feasibility study on priorities for investment in each town.
During Project Implementation RUDSICO is mobilizing a Community Awareness and Public Participation Consultant to support stakeholder communication, participation and consultation throughout project implementation. Two social mobilizers will be assigned to each project town and supported by a larger team. The project also has a community level management committee that will meet monthly and help ensure good communication between the different agencies, local leaders and urban local bodies. Grievances will be handled following the project's grievance redress mechanism.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultant recruitment will be undertaken by RUDSICO in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken by RUDSICO in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Na Won
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Urban Governance,Government Secretariat
Jaipur - 302005
Rajasthan, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Jul 2017
Fact Finding 11 Feb 2020 to 20 Mar 2020
MRM 20 May 2020
Approval 25 Sep 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2020

Loan 3972-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2020 12 Oct 2020 04 Jan 2021 31 May 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 428.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 25 Sep 2020 199.01 0.00 66%
Counterpart 128.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Sep 2020 20.59 0.00 7%

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject (Sirohi District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sewerage Subproject in Makrana Town (Nagaur District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sewerage Project in Fatehpur (Sikar District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Banswara Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject (Banswara District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Ladnu Sewerage Subproject (Nagaur District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Water Supply Project in Laxmangarh City (Sikar District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Mandawa Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject (Jhunjhunu District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sewerage Subproject (Pratapgarh District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Khetri Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Mandawa Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Ladnu Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sardarshahar Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Fatehpur Wastewater Works Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Pratapgarh Wastewater System Resettlement and Indigenous People Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Banswara Water Supply and Sewerage Works Resettlement and Indigenous People Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Makrana Wastewater Works Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Didwana Sewerage Subproject (Nagaur District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Kuchaman Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Kuchaman City Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Abu Road Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement and Indigenous People Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Ratangarh Sewerage Subproject (Churu District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Didwana Wastewater Works Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Laxmangarh Water Supply Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sardarshahar Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject (Churu District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Ratangarh Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Sirohi Water Supply and Wastewater Works Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Khetri Water Supply and Sewerage Subproject (Jhunjhunu District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Water Supply and Sewerage Project in Abu Road Town (Sirohi District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN MANDAWA Loan 3972 15 Apr 2021 LNA-R&B (JV) 1/513, VIDHAYADHAR NAGAR JAIPUR-302039, RAJASTHAN INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 14,148,215.79 10,608,211.71
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT KHETRI Loan 3972 14 Apr 2021 LAHOTY-LNA (JV) SCHEME 10B, GOPALPURA BYPASS JAIPUR 302018 INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 10,658,205.80 8,067,389.36
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS FOR BANSWARA Loan 3972 09 Apr 2021 BIPL-SC-HP JOINT VENTURE LTD NR BHADAJ-SCIENCE CITY CIRCLE S.P.RING ROAD, AHMEDABAD 380060 INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 43,637,019.84 32,538,800.11
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT LAXMANGARH Loan 3972 18 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MOUNT POONAMALLEE ROAD MANNAPAKKAM, CHENNAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 6,754,910.01 4,923,815.08
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT FATEHPUR Loan 3972 18 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MOUNT POONAMALLEE ROAD MANNAPAKKAM, CHENNAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 15,692,082.11 12,154,532.01
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT RATANGARH Loan 3972 18 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MOUNT POONAMALLEE ROAD MANNAPAKKAM, CHENNAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 24,917,116.05 19,497,881.70
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT SIROHI Loan 3972 18 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MOUNT POONAMALLEE ROAD MANNAPAKKAM, CHENNAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 29,216,077.16 22,687,637.80
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT ABU ROAD Loan 3972 18 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MOUNT POONAMALLEE ROAD MANNAPAKKAM, CHENNAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 36,025,660.07 27,870,844.71
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING CONSULTAN Loan 3972 14 Jan 2021 SHAH TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS PVT LTD INDIA 407 RAHEJA CENTRE NARUMAN POINT, MUMBAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSULTANCY 4,344,383.65 4,344,383.65
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SUPERVISION CONSULTANT Loan 3972 14 Jan 2021 NIPPON KOEI INDIA PVT LTD IN JV WITH NIPPON 5TH FLR, EROS CORPORATE TOWER NEHRU PLACE, NEW DELHI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSULTANCY 7,148,397.21 7,148,397.21
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SUPERVISION CONSULTANT Loan 3972 14 Jan 2021 HASKONING DHV CONSULTING PVT LTD JV WITH ENGINEER GROUP LTD GREEN BLVD, TOWER B,NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSULTANCY 7,542,809.42 7,542,809.42
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT PRATAPGARH Loan 3972 14 Jan 2021 KHILARI INFRASTRUCTURE PVT LTD 101 TO 104 PRABHAT CENTER ANNEX SECTOR 1A, CBD BELAPUR,MUMBAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 26,031,142.52 19,922,075.32
WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT SARDARSHAHAR Loan 3972 14 Jan 2021 LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED L&T HOUSE, NAROTTAM MORARJI MARG BALLARD ESTATE, MUMBAI INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) CONSTRUCTION 26,864,244.74 20,100,517.68

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