India: Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 42267-034

The outcome of the ongoing project is to improve the quality, reliability, equity, and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services in project towns of Rajasthan. The project has three outputs as follows: (i) Output 1: Water supply system in at least eight towns improved; (ii) Output 2: Sanitation system in at least 26 project towns developed or improved; and (iii) Output 3: Institutional and human capacities strengthened for sustainable service delivery, gender equality, and improved public health. The executing agency is the Government of Rajasthan acting through the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) and the implementing agency is the Rajasthan Urban Drinking Water, Sewerage and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (RUDSICO).

Project Name Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 42267-034
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project - Additional Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 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 / Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban flood protection - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The outcome of the ongoing project is to improve the quality, reliability, equity, and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services in project towns of Rajasthan. The project has three outputs as follows: (i) Output 1: Water supply system in at least eight towns improved; (ii) Output 2: Sanitation system in at least 26 project towns developed or improved; and (iii) Output 3: Institutional and human capacities strengthened for sustainable service delivery, gender equality, and improved public health. The executing agency is the Government of Rajasthan acting through the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) and the implementing agency is the Rajasthan Urban Drinking Water, Sewerage and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (RUDSICO).
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

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

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

Productivity, livability and prosperity for the citizens in Rajasthan cities and towns enhanced (Rajasthan Urban Development Policy)

Outcome Quality, reliability, equity, and sustainability of urban services in project towns of Rajasthan improved
Outputs

Water supply system in at least 15 project towns improved

Sanitation systems in at least 41 project towns developed or improved

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

4. Urban assets for public use in at least 10 project towns

rehabilitated and/or reconstructed.

Geographical Location Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 N/A
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
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Urban Governance,Government Secretariat
Jaipur - 302005
Rajasthan, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 May 2022
Fact Finding 23 Jan 2023 to 31 Jan 2023
MRM 28 Feb 2023
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 May 2022

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