India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)

Sovereign Project | 43166-012 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas South Asia Department Request for information
  • India
  • Technical Assistance
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
  • Energy
  • Public sector management
  • Transport
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Cluster TA)
Project Number 43166-012
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water supply services

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The component TA projects support ADB's India program especially in lagging states and pro-poor sectors. The cluster TA comprises component TA projects in states including Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. Focus areas, in line with GOI and DFID priorities, such as water resources management, less-developed regions, urban poverty, and gender issues, are covered through the component TA projects. The 31 approved component TAs have the following sectoral allocation: 9 transport, 8 energy, 6 urban development, 4 agriculture and natural resources, 2 finance, 1 human development, and 1 multisector (gender). 76% of the cluster TA allocation is targeted towards poor and weak-capacity states and 71% of the cluster TA allocation has been towards pro-poor sectors.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Continuous interactions with GoI and DFID are held and quaterly reports are prepared in addition to the detailed Annual Review for DFID. The status of the 31 component TAs is as follows:

- All 31 component TA projects totaling $22.64 million have been approved.

- 23 component TA projects have been closed.

- $18.348 million has been contracted and $17.183 million has been disbursed.

- The completed/on-going component TAs have directly contributed to detailed project preparedness and capacity building for 20 loans amounting to $5,018 million.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Several knowledge products, consultation seminars, website building etc have been undertaken for the individual component TA projects for stakeholder dissemination the component TA project areas.
During Project Implementation

Individual component TA projects undertake detailed consultations. Additionally, one project is chosen for the DFID Annual Review.

Annual Review 2011, Chattisgarh Irrigation Project, Raipour and adjoining areas

Annual Review 2012, Jharkhand Roads Project, Ranchi

Annnul Review 2013, Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Project, Bhopal and Indore and adjoining areas

Annual Review 2014, Enhancing Capacities of Executing and Implementing Agencies to Achieve gender Equality

Annual Review 2015, Support for Uttarakhand Emergency Project

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Iyengar, Kavita Srinivas
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India


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PDS Creation Date 06 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2016

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