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India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Capacity Development of Institutions in the Urban Sector in Rajasthan (Subproject 32)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43166-216 Status: Closed

The impact of the TA will be sustainable urban development in Rajasthan. The outcome will be improved urban service delivery in Rajasthan. The outputs of the TA will be the policy objectives detailed out in the policy matrix of the program loan, which are: (i) establish sustainable corporatized state-level organization for urban development; (ii) establish independent corporatized utilities at the city level to manage water supply and wastewater services, and promote public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the urban water and wastewater sectors; (iii) delegate water supply operations from the state to the municipal bodies; (iv) rationalize urban property tax in the state; (v) develop a long-term urban development policy; (vi) develop a human resource development plan for urban governance; (vii) improve revenue realization from water and sewerage charges; (viii) improve water supply and wastewater service delivery in the state; and (ix) establish benchmarking of urban services in the state.

Project Details

Project Officer
Pokhrel, Neeta South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Capacity Development of Institutions in the Urban Sector in Rajasthan (Subproject 32)
Project Number 43166-216
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8749-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Capacity Development of Institutions in the Urban Sector in Rajasthan (Subproject 32) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The impact of the TA will be sustainable urban development in Rajasthan. The outcome will be improved urban service delivery in Rajasthan. The outputs of the TA will be the policy objectives detailed out in the policy matrix of the program loan, which are: (i) establish sustainable corporatized state-level organization for urban development; (ii) establish independent corporatized utilities at the city level to manage water supply and wastewater services, and promote public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the urban water and wastewater sectors; (iii) delegate water supply operations from the state to the municipal bodies; (iv) rationalize urban property tax in the state; (v) develop a long-term urban development policy; (vi) develop a human resource development plan for urban governance; (vii) improve revenue realization from water and sewerage charges; (viii) improve water supply and wastewater service delivery in the state; and (ix) establish benchmarking of urban services in the state.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy A technical assistance (TA) grant will be provided to the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) to support capacity building of institutions in the urban sector that would help institutional development and improvement of governance in the urban sector in Rajasthan. It will also provide advisory assistance to the GOR in improving and strengthening the management and operation of urban water and wastewater sectors in the state. This will specifically include assistance to Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD), Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP), and other relevant agencies of the GOR in implementing the reforms identified in the program loan policy matrix of the Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Program. A policy support unit will be established in the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) for this purpose.
Impact Sustainable urban development in Rajasthan
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved urban service delivery in Rajasthan
Progress Toward Outcome A consulting team was mobilized in April 2015 and is supporting the Government of Rajasthan in implementing the program component of the RUSDP for policy reforms in the state and complying with the conditions for tranche release.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Urban institutions strengthened

2. Urban governance improved

3. Water supply system rehabilitated and expanded in five project cities

4. Wastewater system rehabilitated and expanded in six project cities

5. Capacity building and efficient program management implemented

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

A consulting team was mobilized in April 2015 and is supporting the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) in implementing the program component of the RUSDP for policy reforms in the state and complying with the conditions for tranche release.

The GOR was able to comply with all the policy actions under Tranche 1 and so, $125 million was disbursed to the Government in December 2015. Tranche 2 conditions are expected to be fully complied in December 2017.

Geographical Location Rajasthan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The SDP has prepared a community awareness and participation plan focusing on (i) identification of stakeholders and target groups, and baseline surveys; (ii) key message selection and usage of information, education, and communication programs; and (iii) outreach to communities, schools, slums, and workers through various media and consultation activities. A gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) action plan was prepared to ensure participation of women and socially excluded groups in the SDP.
During Project Implementation The community awareness and participation plan and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) action plan will be undetaken during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will recruit a consulting firm using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Additional individual consultants may be recruited as necessary to strengthen the process.
Procurement No major procurement will be done under the TA except for procurement of equipment for TA implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Pokhrel, Neeta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project
AVS Building, JLN Marg, Jawahar Circle,
Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-17
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Apr 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2018

TA 8749-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 - 0.00

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