India : Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (Phase II) (Subproject 2)

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Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sharma, Manoj
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport

Related Projects

Project Name
Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (Phase II) (Subproject 2)
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7392-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Support for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (Phase II) (Subproject 2)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 2.20 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Improved urban infrastructure and JNNURM led reforms lead to higher quality of urban basic services and faster and sustained economic growth in India.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

By end of 11th Five Year Plan of India (2012), the targeted investments in urban infrastructure and enabling institutional reforms envisaged by JNNURM are achieved.

Progress Toward Outcome

As of February 2014, 638 projects under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance were sanctioned. About 36% of the sanctioned projects were physically completed while majority of the projects are at advanced stages of completion.

Since signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for Reforms and laying a common road map for reforms by 65 cities, there has been substantial progress on reform implementation at the state and local levels. Around 84 percent of state level reforms, 78 percent of ULB level reforms and 82 percent of optional level reforms have been achieved.

JNNURM was extended by the Government of India by 2 years up to 31 March 2014 to enable completion of ongoing projects and achieve the reforms.

The ADB TA completion date was further extended from 28 February 2014 to 30 April 2014, to ensure a smooth transition from the TA team to the newly formed JNNURM project management unit.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

2. Improved effectiveness of JNNURM in states lagging currently and improved financial sustainability

1. Strengthen MOUD's stewardship role in the implementation of JNNURM and consolidation and institutionalization of JNNURM systems for further scaling up of urban investments and reforms achieved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project monitoring and management provided under the TA has strengthened the Mission Directorate in areas like on-field monitoring, database management, and analysis of project reports / review progress reports, etc.. The TA support has been two pronged.

- Support towards handholding of select states and their ULBs, especially where progress was slow on project formulation and implementation, over a period of 2 years. In majority cases, the state level experts improved the States' capacity on project preparation, contracting and technical supervision, quality check during project construction. The experts also provided support on reform implementation and reporting.

- Support to the Mission Directorate on areas related to project progress monitoring and analysis, establishment and maintenance of project database, strengthening systems for management and monitoring (third party monitoring, progress reporting, city and state level management units, etc.), periodic reviews and field visits resulting in gap identification, development of knowledge products and compendiums and so on, which has enabled effective Mission monitoring and planning. The TA support has also enabled the Mission to perform activities like fund forecasting, financial planning and strengthening project pipeline, which are key to Mission's performance over the years.

Key outputs supported by the TA include:

- Compendiums (I&II) on impact of 150 projects across various sectors on improving service delivery. The documents were released during the Annual Event of JNNURM chaired by the Honorable Prime Minister of India.

- Assessment of almost 100 DPRs to document environmental safeguard measures were prepared.

Reform implementation and monitoring supported by the TA has enabled the Mission Directorate to overcome capacity constraints in this area by providing better guidance to the cities on reform implementation through the experts and building systems for effective monitoring.

Key outputs supported by the TA include:

- Establishment and maintenance of the reform database by the TA Cell, which enabled the Mission to undertake timely decisions related to progress on reforms, identify states / reforms areas where capacity building would be required, categorize states / ULBs based on their performance, develop a reform calibrated scoring system; results of which have been used for reporting and analysis, produce periodic status notes on reform implementation (including elements related to Municipal Cadre, pro-poor reforms, municipal accounting and other critical reforms) and so on.

- Identification of second phase of urban reforms beyond the JNNURM period, and the various support areas to enable the same.

- Reform Compendium I & II, prepared in 2011 and 2012, covering key achievements, implementation mechanisms and impacts of some of the reforms. The compendium which covers more than 80 reform case studies has been widely disseminated through annual events and serves as guidance document for many cities.

Capacity building is another key focus area under JNNURM supported by the TA at two levels: first, for developing and supporting a broad-based training and capacity building program for states and cities, and second, for technical capacity building of the Mission Directorate to improve Mission management capabilities.

- The TA provided support on managing training program for states and cities, identification of capacity building institutions and implementing the framework for capacity building. More recently, the TA has supported widening the focus of capacity building initiatives by preparation of roadmap for capacity building for the remaining period of JNNURM and of Capacity Building Toolkit to support states, ULBs, parastatal organisations and national/regional/state level training institutions to undertake these programs.

- With a focus on the Mission Directorate, the TA supported development of a range of technical documents which has enabled the Mission to set system and processes for implementation, and periodic updating of the same, wherever required. With adequate training and capacity building, the documents are expected to be valuable inputs towards the next phase of JNNURM. Some of the important ones include:

o Toolkits - Non-revenue Water Toolkit, Solid Waste Management Toolkit

o Guidelines - Guidance document on Treatment Process and Prospects of PPP in SWM, Procurement Guideline in SWM through PPP, model EoI and RfP documents for SWM projects.

o Note on urban sector regulation

o Revenue enhancement primer

o Guidelines for financial and economic analysis of projects, for the water supply and solid waste management sectors

o Guidelines in areas like Water Reuse and Recycle, quality control and assurance for project implementation, design and implementation of water utility reforms, and environmental safeguard handbook (submitted to the Mission Directorate)

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
310 person months of consultants to be procured through consultant firm and 90 person months to be procured through individual consultant basis.


Responsible ADB Officer
Sharma, Manoj
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs


Concept Clearance
13 May 2009
Fact Finding
20 May 2009 to 25 May 2009
11 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
09 Sep 2009
Last PDS Update
22 Apr 2014


TA 7392-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2009 11 Mar 2010 11 Mar 2010 31 Mar 2012 30 Apr 2014 28 Jul 2014
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,200,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,200,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 2,102,697.11

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