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

Sovereign 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 Name Promoting Smart and Integrated Urban Planning for Livability and Cultural Economy in Rajasthan
Project Number 42267-032
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6779-IND: Promoting Smart and Integrated Urban Planning for Livability and Cultural Economy in Rajasthan
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 750,000.00
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.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Integrated and heritage-sensitive urban planning and programming established in Jodhpur and Nawalgarh

Progress Toward Outcome Not yet due
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Information and communication technology-based urban planning mapping tools for Jodhpur and Nawalgarh developed

Feasibility studies for priority urban investments in Jodhpur and Nawalgarh prepared

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

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Pilot city data/information collection is in progress. The planning mapping tools are developed and gradually updated along with the data availability. Initial assessment of pilot cities is in progress. During the pilot city stakeholders' meetings, heritage-sensitive urban planning, best practices, and demonstration of smart urban planning knowledge sharing have been carried out.
Geographical Location Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Nawalgarh, Nawalgarh
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design EA/IA consultation was carried out together with relevant departments staff at the Government of Rajasthan.
During Project Implementation

Stakeholder consultations have been carried out in all pilot cities and collect their visions for city development, views on heritage-sensitive urban planning and development, and other specific plans for their city development. Dynamic and active participation during the locale stakeholders consultation became a valuable inputs to the TA project outputs.

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)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jun 2021
Fact Finding 18 Aug 2021 to 18 Aug 2021
MRM -
Approval 21 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2022

TA 6779-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Sep 2021 16 Nov 2021 16 Nov 2021 31 Oct 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 07 Dec 2022 125,154.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Smart Urban Planning and Design Firm for Historic Towns Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2022 28 Feb 2022

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6779 19 Jul 2022 TOTAL SYNERGY CONSULTING, PVT LTD (INDIA) in association with Han-A Urban Research Institute (KOREA) | S-85, 11 FLOOR, GREATER KAILASH II NEW DELHI 110 048 INDIA Local Self Government Department (LSGD) 695,304.00

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