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India: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52328-001 Status: Approved

The project aims to upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of the State of Maharashtra to all-weather standards. The roads will improve connectivity between habitations, productive agricultural lands, and economic growth centers across the state. This will enhance employment opportunities and help reduce poverty, especially in rural areas where about 55% of the state's population lives. The project will enhance agricultural productivity, add value to agricultural produce and will contribute to increasing the average growth rate of agriculture and allied activities to more than 5% per year by 2030 target of the state's long-term strategic development plan, Vision 2030.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sanath Ranawana South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project
Project Number 52328-001
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3805-IND: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
TA 9780-IND: Institutional Strengthening of the Maharashtra Rural Road Sector for Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of the State of Maharashtra to all-weather standards. The roads will improve connectivity between habitations, productive agricultural lands, and economic growth centers across the state. This will enhance employment opportunities and help reduce poverty, especially in rural areas where about 55% of the state's population lives. The project will enhance agricultural productivity, add value to agricultural produce and will contribute to increasing the average growth rate of agriculture and allied activities to more than 5% per year by 2030 target of the state's long-term strategic development plan, Vision 2030.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Maharashtra is India''s leading state in terms of its contribution to the national economy. In FY2017 the state accounted for 14.8% of India's national gross domestic product. Driven by robust growth in financial and other services and manufacturing, Maharashtra's economy has been growing steadily. The state's gross domestic product averaged 7.4% growth per year from 2012 to 2017. However, economic development is concentrated around the urban centers of Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Mumbai alone accounts for 20% of the gross district value added, while 4 of the state's 34 districts generate 52% of the gross district value added. Similarly, the state's human development index shows imbalances across districts, with 27 of the 34 districts recording below-average values. Consequently, income inequality in Maharashtra is one of the highest among all states in India. Despite the state's impressive and sustained economic growth, about 20 million people, or 17% of the state's population, still live below the national poverty line. Poverty is pronounced in rural areas, where on average about 24% of the population lives below the poverty line (in some districts the figure is as high as 40%).
Impact Quality, reliable, sustainable, safe, and affordable roads that provide equitable access for all developed (Vision 2030)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Road transport efficiency in 34 districts in Maharashtra increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Conditions and safety of selected rural roads improved and maintained

Capacity of rural infrastructure agency and awareness among road users in the State enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement will be in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Sanath Ranawana
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association
[email protected]
5th Floor Baandhkaam Bhawan Marzbaan
Road Fort, Mumbai, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Feb 2019
Fact Finding 07 Feb 2019 to 15 Feb 2019
MRM 14 May 2019
Approval 07 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Aug 2019

Loan 3805-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 - - 31 Mar 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 296.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 07 Aug 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 96.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Aug 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9780-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 - - 30 Sep 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Aug 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Implementation Support Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2019 15 Apr 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan