The proposed S-PATA will identify critical issues and constraints affecting the performance of Indian contracting and construction industries, and recommend suitable measures to strengthen their performance to meet the growing demand of physical infrastructure
|Project Name||Strengthening Contracting and Construction Industries for Infrastructure Development in India|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed S-PATA will identify critical issues and constraints affecting the performance of Indian contracting and construction industries, and recommend suitable measures to strengthen their performance to meet the growing demand of physical infrastructure|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Indian construction industry provides growth impetus to other manufacturing industries like construction equipment, cement, bitumen, steel, chemicals etc., and generates substantial employment. Thus, Indian construction sector has become the basic input for socio-economic development and its multiplier effect on the economy is significant. However, Indian construction industry has not been delivering satisfactorily and facing critical issues such as inadequate delivery capacity leading to low productivity levels, time overruns, cost overruns, sub-standard quality, acute shortage of suitably trained and skilled workers, and low technological level leading to lesser profit margins and lower satisfaction levels among clients. Also, there has been inadequate participation of foreign contractors due to unattractive business environment and investment climate in the country.
Hence, the major challenge before the Indian contracting and construction industries is to improve their delivery potential commensurate with the planned development of infrastructure by addressing their capacity constraints and impediments by bringing in systemic changes. Therefore, it is crucial for the GOI to strengthen and further develop the contracting and construction industries to meet the challenges of country's socio-economic growth and physical infrastructure development.
|Impact||Enhanced capacity and efficiency of Indian contracting and construction industries to meet India's infrastructure needs|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced knowledge and understanding of the Government on critical issues and constraints affecting Indian contracting and construction industries|
|Progress Toward Outcome||TA will assist in analyzing critical issues and constraints affecting Indian contracting and construction industries. Interim discussions with the stakeholders have been scheduled. Findings would be shared with Government upon completion.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(i) Quantitative assessment of existing delivery capacity of Indian contractors, shortfall to meet 12th Plan target and necessary measures to bridge the capacity gap
(ii) Qualitative assessment of Indian construction sector to identify critical issues and constraints for timely project execution meeting quality standards and identification of suitable key measures to enhance their efficiency and delivery potential
(iii) Assessment of construction industries in 2 comparator countries on best practices and models adopted in their construction industries
(iv) Assessment of current skill sets of construction workers, skill gaps and suitable measures for the government to enhance their skill gaps.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(i) 12th Plan targets are being analyzed against existing delivery capacity of Indian contractors
(ii) Qualitative assessment of Indian construction sector is being initiated.
(ii) Comparable best practices are being explored
(iv) Analysis of current skill sets of construction workers is being initiated.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation have been done with Government and other related institutions during design stage.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholder consultation workshops are scheduled during implementation.|
|Consulting Services||Consultant has been recruited for implementing TA activities in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Arora, Chandra|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
|Concept Clearance||28 Feb 2010|
|Fact Finding||28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010|
|Approval||13 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2010||-||13 Dec 2010||31 Dec 2011||31 Jul 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||75,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||300,000.00||13 Dec 2010||40,618.87|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Contracting and Construction Industries for Infrastructure Development in India||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2013|
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