|Project Name||Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|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.|
|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|
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Urban Governance,Government Secretariat
Jaipur - 302005
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|25 Sep 2020||-||-||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||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||25 Sep 2020||0.00||0.00||0%|
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ADB, India Sign $300 Million Loan to Develop Rajasthan’s Secondary TownsADB and the Government of India have signed a $300 million loan to finance inclusive and sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in 14 secondary towns of the state of Rajasthan.
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Mar 2020|