India: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India

Sovereign Project | 49106-001

The proposed cluster capacity development technical assistance (TA), supported on a grant basis under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF), aims to improve institutional capacities of the Government of India to identify, plan, invest in, and respond to climate change and disaster-related risks in vulnerable cities and towns across India. The key objectives of the TA are to (i) mainstream urban climate change resilience in policies, strategies, and plans at the national, state, and city levels; (ii) strengthen structural and nonstructural investments in selected cities; and (iii) build strong government institutions across the central, state, and local levels. Cities highly vulnerable to climate change will be targeted, particularly those in coastal areas and river basins.

Project Name Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India
Project Number 49106-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0019-IND: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 7.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Water and other urban infrastructure and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed cluster capacity development technical assistance (TA), supported on a grant basis under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF), aims to improve institutional capacities of the Government of India to identify, plan, invest in, and respond to climate change and disaster-related risks in vulnerable cities and towns across India. The key objectives of the TA are to (i) mainstream urban climate change resilience in policies, strategies, and plans at the national, state, and city levels; (ii) strengthen structural and nonstructural investments in selected cities; and (iii) build strong government institutions across the central, state, and local levels. Cities highly vulnerable to climate change will be targeted, particularly those in coastal areas and river basins.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will provide direction to the government developing well-planned cities which are livable, sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and resilient to climate-change-related risks. ADB's urban program focuses on expanding the coverage, quality, and continuity of inclusive basic services while embracing the principles of resilience and efficiency. The TA promotes convergence with various government flagship national missions including Smart Cities, Clean India, Housing for All, AMRUT, Swachha Bharat Mission, and urban transport initiatives. Considering the multifaceted demands for building resilience, the TA will provide resources to ADB's various sector teams, i.e., urban and water, transport, etc.
Impact Urban climate change resilience in selected states in India mainstreamed (defined by project)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of government to successfully implement urban climate-change-resilient projects enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate change resilience in urban policies and plans mainstreamed

Climate change resilience of infrastructure and project development supported

Institutional capacity, community awareness, and knowledge for sustaining climate-change-resilient cities strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) and the Department of Economic Affairs were consulted during the formulation of the TA.
During Project Implementation The C-TA 0019-IND: Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Urban India was approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Directors on 4 November 2015 for the amount of $7.00 million. The C-TA is financed on a grant basis by the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility (UFPF) and administered by ADB. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) of the Government of India is the executing agency of the C-TA. The steering committee will comprise senior representatives at the level of joint secretary or director, the country director at ADB's India Resident Mission, sector directors of ADBs South Asia Department (SARD) or sector specialists, and the project officer of the TA subproject. Representatives of the relevant ministries and states will be requested to join the committee as required. Ministries and states selected for TA support will be the implementing agencies for the respective TA subprojects. Implementing agencies will support TA subproject designs and day-to-day implementation, including government coordination. Out of the total C-TA amount of $7.00 million, $6.94 million were approved for the 3 subprojects, (a) Strengthening smart water management and urban climate change resilience in Tamil Nadu ($1.55 million); (b) Supporting climate change-resilient smart cities mission projects ($2.50 million); and (c) Strengthening smart urban mass rapid transit and climate change resilience ($2.89 million).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Subproject 1: The final report was submitted and Subproject 1 was closed in March 2020. The project utilized USD 1,189,265 out of USD 1,550,000 approved.

Subproject 2: Out of the approved $2.5 million, $1,715,766 is estimated to be disbursed until the TA closing date on 31 December 2021. A consulting firm and individual consultants are engaged to support smart cities of Kakinada, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kochi (Kerala), Jalandhar (Punjab), and Ranchi (Jharkhand) in preparation of climate-resilient infrastructure investment plans.

Subproject 3: Strengthening Smart Urban Mass Rapid Transit and Climate Change Resilience in the National Capital Region ($2,891,185). As of 17 November 2021, $295,995 has been awarded and $135,841 has been disbursed. The subproject will review the existing transit-oriented urban planning approaches of the NCRTC and, where feasible, propose pilot studies for selected station areas or towns. It will also support the use of advanced technologies for infrastructure design and construction process management, specifically, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and dedicated mapping survey technologies. Subproject 3 is expected to be fully committed by 31 December 2021, and all outputs under the subproject are expected to be achieved by 30 October 2022, followed by financial closure by 31 December 2022.

Procurement n/a
Responsible ADB Officer Joshi, Sanjay Divakar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 40-B North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 May 2015
Fact Finding 25 May 2015 to 05 Jun 2015
MRM -
Approval 04 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Nov 2021

TA 0019-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 7,000,000.00 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,750,000.00 - 0.00

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