India: Study on Cross-Sectoral Implications of Biofuel Production and Use

Sovereign Project | 42525-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Gunatilake, Herath South Asia Department Request for information
  • India
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
Project Name Study on Cross-Sectoral Implications of Biofuel Production and Use
Project Number 42525-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7250-IND: Study on Cross-Sectoral Implications of Biofuel Production and Use
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome ADB in coordination with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), conducted various workshops to update knowledge on bioufuels and understand recent developments in bioufuels. It is likely that the recommendations of the TA will be followed by the Government of India and that would result in avoiding some economic waste in ethanol sector. Further, development of biodiesel sector as suggested in the study would result in inclusive growth, rural development, reducing the import bill of diesel and significant reduction in Carbon emissions in India in the future. However, there were no adequate representation from the line ministries during the workshops and no firm decision was made about the implementation of the recommendation of the study.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

ADB completed the study and the Final Report - Study on Cross Sectoral Implications of Biofuel Production and Use was prepared and delivered to DEA. The Final Workshop held in Delhi on 15 July 2011 was attended by over 40 policymakers and representatives from the academe and private sector.

ADB's publication, Food Security, Energy Security, and Inclusive Growth in India was also launched during this event. Three other ADB publications were produced under the TA.

Geographical Location

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

Five international and 3 national consultants were engaged under the TA. In addition the DEA appointed a steering committee comprising representatives from 10 line ministries to provide inputs at various stage of the study.

ADB also appointed 4 members of the Oversight Commitee comprising eminent persons to ensure that the the quality of the outputs.

Procurement Not required under the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gunatilake, Herath
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ms. Anuradha Thakur
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2012

TA 7250-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Mar 2009 09 Apr 2009 09 Apr 2009 31 Dec 2009 31 Jul 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 13 Mar 2009 401,515.54

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