India: Promoting Smart and Integrated Urban Planning for Livability and Cultural Economy in Rajasthan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42267-032

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the state government of Rajasthan in its smart city efforts to improve the quality of life of people and drive cultural economic growth by harnessing technology for urban planning, development, and management. Through the application of smart technology in urban planning, the TA will support the state government of Rajasthan in strengthening urban planning by bringing various sectors and disciplines together in search of synergy and developing integrated urban solutions that make better use of local resources and assets so that cities can thrive.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Na Won
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Promoting Smart and Integrated Urban Planning for Livability and Cultural Economy in Rajasthan
Project Number 42267-032
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the state government of Rajasthan in its smart city efforts to improve the quality of life of people and drive cultural economic growth by harnessing technology for urban planning, development, and management. Through the application of smart technology in urban planning, the TA will support the state government of Rajasthan in strengthening urban planning by bringing various sectors and disciplines together in search of synergy and developing integrated urban solutions that make better use of local resources and assets so that cities can thrive.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Rajasthan is the largest state in India; it has 10% of the country's land area, and 5% of its population. Rajasthan is the seventh most populous state in India and home to 69 million people of whom 10 million are poor. Since 2005, the state has made good progress in poverty reduction supported by fast growth in services mainly tourism and industry, but its growth trends have been volatile due to the agriculture sector that was traditionally strong but increasingly threatened by severe water shortages. As the tourism and manufacturing sectors demonstrate potentials for alternative growth, national and state governments created initiatives to stimulate industrial development and create jobs for migrants and local people. Tourism also has been promoted and contributed 15% of the state economy. In 2019, a total of 53.8 million tourists (including 1.6 million foreign tourists) arrived in Rajasthan, which is double the 2010 figure.
Impact Livelihoods in cultural economies of Rajasthan supported, sustained, and enhanced
Outcome Holistic, multi-dimensional, heritage-sensitive, and quality urban planning enhanced in Jodhpur and Nawarlgarh.
Outputs

ICT-based urban planning mapping tools developed and operational for Jodhpur and Nawalgarh.

Priority urban investment reports for Jodhpur and Nawalgarh prepared.

Capacity of the state and urban local bodies for heritage-sensitive urban planning, development, and management strengthened.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Rajasthan
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 Yes, a firm selection with QCBS 90:10; and individual consultants.
Procurement Not applicable
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 10 Jun 2021
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2021 to 18 Aug 2021
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Jun 2021

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