India: Second Rural Connectivity Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 48226-001

The proposed result-based investment program will connect around 2,800 habitations in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal by constructing to all-weather standard about 6,000 kilometers (km) of rural roads. For the investments in physical infrastructure to be effective and sustainable, the investment program will also focus on improving institutional arrangements, business processes, and associated capacity building, particularly on road asset management and road safety.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Heriawan, Andri
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Second Rural Connectivity Investment Program
Project Number 48226-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8828-IND: Second Rural Connectivity Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed result-based investment program will connect around 2,800 habitations in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal by constructing to all-weather standard about 6,000 kilometers (km) of rural roads. For the investments in physical infrastructure to be effective and sustainable, the investment program will also focus on improving institutional arrangements, business processes, and associated capacity building, particularly on road asset management and road safety.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India is one of the world's fastest growing economies. However, the weakness in basic rural infrastructure has constrained poverty reduction and agricultural growth. India''s 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) seeks faster, more inclusive, and sustainable growth. The PMGSY is considered as a key program of the FYP. The specific contribution of the PMGSY to the achievement of country strategic development goals includes reducing poverty (faster and more inclusive growth), expanding and strengthening rural infrastructure to accelerate agricultural growth and the rural economy, creating jobs, and social development (improved education, health, and social indicators).
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Potential beneficiaries are rural community residents, including farmers, women, and poor households; commercial service providers, transport providers, government workers such as health workers, teachers, and agriculture extension workers. Their opinion and suggestions related to the investment program will be ascertained during community consultation.
During Project Implementation During the preparation stage, discussions, interviews, and small group meetings will be conducted within the project-affected communities to ascertain their response to the investment program, their needs and demands, estimates of losses from their properties, and steps to mitigate them. Interviews and group meetings will be held in groups comprising men, women, farmers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and other marginalized classes to obtain a comprehensive perspective of the investment program in all the five states. A Community Participation Framework will be prepared for each state. It will be included in the DMF that 100% of affected communities will be consulted in the design process. Each project road will have a Community Participation Plan.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services In total the PPTA will require 39 person-months of consulting services (9 international and 30 national). ADB will engage all individual consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of equipment will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be handed over to the government upon TA completion. A summary of consulting services requirement is presented in Table A3.3.
Responsible ADB Officer Heriawan, Andri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. Pramod Kumar Anand, Joint Secretary (RC)
[email protected]
Krishi Bhawan New Delhi 110001 India
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Chhattisgarh)
Room No.317, DKS Bhavan(Mantralay),
Raipur India
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Madhya Pradesh)
5th Floor, B-Wing, Paryawas Bhawan,
Bhopal(MP)-462004
India
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of West Bengal)
Department of Panchayats & Rural
Development, Jessop Building (1st Floor)
63 N.S. Road, Kolkata - 700001 India
Public Works Department State of Assam
Chandmari, Guwahati-781003
India
Rural Development Department (Government of Odisha)
Rural Development Department
Government of Odisha
Sanchivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

TA 8828-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2014 26 Mar 2015 26 Mar 2015 30 Jun 2017 16 Nov 2019 23 Dec 2019
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 17 Jun 2022 376,865.44

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Program Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017

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