49107-006: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

India: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49107-006 Status: Approved

The project will provide safe and sustainable drinking water as per the standards set by the Government of India to about 1.65 million people in the arsenic, fluoride, and salinity- affected selected areas of Bankura, North 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts of West Bengal (project districts). It will introduce an innovative and sustainable institutional framework and advanced technology for smart water management to enable efficient service delivery in project districts.

Project Details

Project Officer
Pokhrel, Neeta South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project
Project Number 49107-006
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9196-IND: Enabling and Skilling Communities for Sustainable Water Services in West Bengal
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Loan 3696-IND: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 240.00 million
TA 9573-IND: Strengthening Smart Water Management and Climate and Disaster Resilience in Selected Districts of West Bengal
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural sanitation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Rural water supply services

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The project will provide safe and sustainable drinking water as per the standards set by the Government of India to about 1.65 million people in the arsenic, fluoride, and salinity- affected selected areas of Bankura, North 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts of West Bengal (project districts). It will introduce an innovative and sustainable institutional framework and advanced technology for smart water management to enable efficient service delivery in project districts.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will adopt a sector approach. All subprojects will be selected and proposed for funding adhering to the agreed subproject selection criteria for the project, only within the project districts, only unless otherwise agreed with ADB. The subprojects proposed under the project stem from a district-wide comprehensive water quality and sustainability planning and completion of the Drinking Water Quality Action Plan for the concerned district. The Drinking Water Quality Action Plan for the project districts supported by the project were prepared by the executing agency, the Public Health and Engineering Department of the Government of West Bengal, with support of project preparatory consultants from the Asian Development Bank, and has been adopted by Public Health and Engineering Department to guide present and future drinking water improvement in the districts.
Impact Drinking water security ensured in West Bengal (Vision 2020; and National Sub-Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Safe, sustainable, and inclusive drinking water service received in project districts
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate-resilient drinking water infrastructure constructed

Institutions and capacity of stakeholders for drinking water service delivery strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bankura, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category B for environmental safeguards as per the ADB SPS. Subprojects projected to have potentially significant adverse environmental impacts (categorized as A) will not be considered for implementation under the project.

The EARF (i) provides an indicative list of subprojects to be financed under WBDWSIP; (ii) subproject selection criteria including environmental considerations to be followed during project implementation; (iii) specifies the requirements that will be followed in subproject screening and categorization, assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring; (iv) provides general anticipated environmental impacts of the subprojects to guide development of mitigation measures and monitoring parameters to be included in subproject design, construction and operation; (iv), includes GRM, requirements of meaningful consultation with affected person and other stakeholders and information disclosure; (v) provides safeguards implementation arrangement and identifies capacity building requirements, indicative budget and (vi) specifies monitoring and reporting requirements.

Draft IEEs were prepared for Harwa Bhangur bulk and distribution network schemes, Bankura bulk and East Medinipur bulk subprojects/packages. These are disclosed on executing agency's website and included in bidding documents.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement as per ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). No land acquisition is envisaged; private land will be obtained through negotiated settlement only if no government land is available. Nevertheless, the project will cause limited involuntary resettlement impacts, including (i) permanent economic impacts on tenants, leaseholders and sharecroppers on government and purchased land; and (ii) temporary impacts during the civil works activities.

Three draft resettlement plans and one Due Diligence Report (DDR) were prepared on sample subproject components in accordance with the ADB SPS and government laws.The PMU and PIUs will ensure that the plans are implemented, including to ensure that physically or economically affected persons are compensated prior to displacement in components ready for construction. The following are institutional roles and responsibilities to ensure resettlement plans are implemented during design and construction stages.

A resettlement framework and Indigenous People Planning Framework were prepared and discussed with the government (disclosed by the executing agency) to provide guidance when preparing mitigation plans for any involuntary resettlement and Indigenous People impacts and risks identified during the project implementation.

Indigenous Peoples

Scheduled tribes comprise 7.8% of the rural population of West Bengal, and 11.1% of the rural population in Bankura, 4.6% in North 24 Parganas and 1.5% in South 24 Parganas districts, where sample subprojects are proposed. They will be the beneficiaries of the improvement of water supply facilities and of the livelihood support program.

A resettlement framework and Indigenous People Planning Framework were prepared and discussed with the government (disclosed by executing agency) to provide guidance when preparing mitigation plans for any involuntary resettlement and Indigenous People impacts and risks identified during the project implementation.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stake holders at all levels including Project Gram Panchayats at districts and block levels, will be consulted and involved during design and implementations.
During Project Implementation Stake holders at all levels including Project Gram Panchayats at districts and block levels, will be consulted and involved during design and implementations.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Pokhrel, Neeta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (Aid Accounts & Audit Division)
[email protected]
5th Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan
Janpath, New Delhi 110 001
India
Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal
[email protected]
N.S. Bldg, 7th Floor, 1, K.S Roy Road,
Kolkata
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 16 Aug 2017 to 01 Sep 2017
MRM 11 Jan 2018
Approval 29 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Aug 2018

Grant 9196-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Aug 2018 - - 30 Apr 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Aug 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 29 Aug 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3696-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Aug 2018 - - 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 346.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 240.00 29 Aug 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 106.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Aug 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9573-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Aug 2018 - - 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 29 Aug 2018 0.00

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Bulk Water Supply for Two Blocks in Bankura Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Draft Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Draft Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Bhangar Subproject (Overhead Reservoirs and Water Supply Distribution System) Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Bulk Water Supply for North 24 Parganas Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Bulk Water Supply for North 24 Parganas Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Water Distribution Systems for North 24 Parganas Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Water Distribution Systems for North 24 Parganas Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2018
West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project: Bulk Water Supply for Two Blocks in Bankura Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Support Enabling and Skilling Communities For Sustainable Operation And Management Of Services (Purba Medinipur District) under the West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Jun 2018 01 Sep 2018
Support Enabling and Skilling Communities For Sustainable Operation And Management Of Services (Bankura District) under the West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Jun 2018 19 Aug 2018
Support Enabling and Skilling Communities For Sustainable Operation And Management Of Services (North 24 Parganas District) under the West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Jun 2018 19 Aug 2018
Smart Water Management Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2018 05 Aug 2018
Loan No. 49107-IND: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project [WBDWSIP/DWW/NCB/N24P/02B/2017-18] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Jan 2018 05 Feb 2018
Loan No. 49107-IND: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project [WBDWSIP/DWW/NCB/N24P/02A/2017-18] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Jan 2018 05 Feb 2018
Loan No. 49107-IND: West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project [WBDWSIP/DWW/N24P/NCB/01/2017-18] Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Nov 2017 31 Jan 2018
Design, Construction, Supervision and Project Implementation Support consultants Bankura Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Design, Construction, Supervision and Project Implementation Support consultants for 24 North Parganas Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Design, Construction, Supervision and Project Implementation Support consultants East Medinipur Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Project Management Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
IND: West Bengal Water Sector Improvement Project (WBWSIP) Advance Notice Active 28 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.