India: Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52028-004

The proposed Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project will support urban service improvement and policy initiatives of the Government of Jharkhand. The project will finance water supply infrastructure in the state capital of Ranchi, and three other towns (Hussainabad, Jhumri Telaiya, and Medininagar) located in economically and socially backward areas of Jharkhand. The Project will address capacity and institutional governance issues in the sector. This is ADB's first urban sector Project in Jharkhand, and aligned to Jharkhand's Vision & Action Plan, 2021 of developing sustainable cities that are spatially, economically, and socially inclusive, and India CPS of inclusive growth of low-income states.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Joshi, Sanjay Divakar
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    30 July 2021
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project
Project Number 52028-004
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4092-IND: Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 112.00 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

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project will support urban service improvement and policy initiatives of the Government of Jharkhand. The project will finance water supply infrastructure in the state capital of Ranchi, and three other towns (Hussainabad, Jhumri Telaiya, and Medininagar) located in economically and socially backward areas of Jharkhand. The Project will address capacity and institutional governance issues in the sector. This is ADB's first urban sector Project in Jharkhand, and aligned to Jharkhand's Vision & Action Plan, 2021 of developing sustainable cities that are spatially, economically, and socially inclusive, and India CPS of inclusive growth of low-income states.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will establish comprehensive water supply system up to household water connection and will complement ongoing efforts of the Government of Jharkhand for water supply infrastructure and service improvement and institutional reforms under various national flagship programs. The project will result in increasing vulnerable population (including women) access to water supply. It also aims to meet gender needs and reduce women drudgery and time poverty.
Impact Sustainable cities that are spatially, economically, and socially inclusive developed
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Water supply services and urban governance in project towns improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply infrastructure in four project towns improved

Institutional capacity for sustainable urban service delivery and urban governance improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Jharkhand
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The projects are mostly located in and around urban areas where there are no notable environmentally sensitive areas or physical cultural resources. Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) were conducted and IEE reports for five subprojects have been prepared and disclosed. The subprojects are not likely to cause significant adverse environmental impacts that are irreversible, diverse, or unprecedented. The environmental impacts during construction and operations are site-specific, short in duration, and can be avoided and/or mitigated through design considerations and by measures identified in the environmental management plans. The contractors are required to submit site-specific EMPs, and appoint environment, health, and safety officers prior to commencement of works to ensure compliance with local laws, and regulations on labor and workers.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement and indigenous peoples plan for Ranchi's water supply subproject, and due diligence reports for balance four subprojects (where no potential involuntary impacts are expected) have been prepared and disclosed. The land required for construction of various subproject components is government owned. Temporary livelihood impacts to 49 shopkeepers during construction are expected in Ranchi. JUIDCO will provide compensation for temporary loss of income and assistance prior to the start of civil works. The proposed mitigation measures and safeguard planning documents are adequate to address the assessed temporary livelihood impacts.
Indigenous Peoples According to 2011 census data, Jharkhand had a population of 32.99 million, of which 8.65 million were members of scheduled tribes. A scheduled tribe population of 218,798 in the project towns will benefit from the project. Scheduled tribe households will benefit from the project. The indigenous peoples impacts have been assessed as positive and the combined resettlement and indigenous peoples plan document for Ranchi is prepared. Only five shopkeepers from scheduled tribes will experience temporary loss of income during pipe laying and road construction for a maximum period of 15 days in Ranchi, and compensation will be provided accordingly.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder engagement and consultations were carried out during the project preparation stage.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder engagement and consultations will be continued during the project implementation stage. All safeguards and other project related grievances will be handled through a grievance redress mechanism.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The major consulting packages include, (i) PMU-Consultant (approximately 742 person-months) - EOIs issued in June 2021; (ii) Capacity development, policy reforms and asset management strategy consultant; and (iii) Stakeholder consultation & management support. In addition, about 20 individual consultants in areas of Institutional development, Policy advisory and Safeguards will be engaed.
Procurement Advance contracting is being undertaken for majority of works contracts, and 2 contracts worth 50% of the project cost have been already awarded. Tenders are being invited for balance 3 works contracts during July-September 2021.
Responsible ADB Officer Joshi, Sanjay Divakar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Urban Dev't & Housing Dep't, Gov of Jharkhand
4th Floor, Project Building, Dhurwa, Ranchi, Jharkhand - 834004
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2019
Fact Finding 18 Jan 2021 to 21 Jan 2021
MRM 14 Apr 2021
Approval 30 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Jul 2021

Loan 4092-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jul 2021 - - 30 Nov 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 160.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 112.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 48.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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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
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Ranchi Water Supply Scheme Phase II - Package C Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Development of Water Supply System at Medininagar Town Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Development of Water Supply System at Jhumri Telaiya Town Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Development of Water Supply System at Hussainabad Town - Package 1 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Water Supply System in Ranchi Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Water Supply System in Hussainabad Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Water Supply System in Medininagar Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Water Supply System in Jhumri Telaiya Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Water Supply System in Ranchi Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021
Jharkhand Urban Water Supply Improvement Project: Intake Arrangement for Water Supply System in Ranchi Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PMU Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2021 06 Jul 2021
PMU -Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2019 19 Nov 2019
52028-IND: Jharkhand Urban Resilience and Livability Improvement Project [JURLIP/01] Invitation for Bids Closed 13 Sep 2019 04 Feb 2020
52028-IND: Jharkhand Urban Resilience and Livability Improvement Project [JURLIP/02] Invitation for Bids Closed 27 Aug 2019 10 Oct 2019
Consultants to support Project Management Unit (PMU-Consultant) Firm - Consulting Closed 15 May 2019 13 Jun 2019
IND: Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Investment Project Advance Notice Active 21 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan