India: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 52328-002

Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (Additional Financing) is programmed as a 2022 firm project for $150 million in ADB's country operations business plan 2020-2022 for India. The Government of India requested to advance the loan to 2020 and increase the amount to $300 million during the tripartite portfolio review meeting and the ensuing reconnaissance mission in October 2019.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nishimura, Masahiro
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    6 August 2021
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 52328-002
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4097-IND: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project - Additional Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 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 Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (Additional Financing) is programmed as a 2022 firm project for $150 million in ADB's country operations business plan 2020-2022 for India. The Government of India requested to advance the loan to 2020 and increase the amount to $300 million during the tripartite portfolio review meeting and the ensuing reconnaissance mission in October 2019.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The additional financing is proposed to scale up the road condition and safety improvement works of 3,300 km rural roads and urgently rehabilitate bridges to enhance flood resilience and climate adaptation in response to the severe August 2019 floods. The additional scopes are strongly linked to the ongoing project's scopes and can be efficiently implemented under the same implementation arrangements. These roads will enhance Maharashtra's agriculture value chain together with a planned project for agribusiness network development. The overall project scope is aligned with the government's priorities under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (MMGSY) program and ADB's country partnership strategy.
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 with climate resilience and safety features.

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 The project is classified as category B in accordance with the classification system of the SPS. A single initial environmental examination (IEE) report was prepared for all 1,100 rural roads and 236 bridges. Key environmental impacts and risks from improving the rural roads and bridges are identified by means of environmental checklist and transect walks. Aside from both, Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool and government reports were used for the environment assessments and prepare the initial environmental examination.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement. During project preparations, 100% of the project was screened for involuntary resettlement impacts. No involuntary land acquisition, physical or economic displacement is required for the project.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for Indigenous Peoples. During project preparations 100% of the project was screened for impacts on Indigenous Peoples. The screening confirms that Indigenous Peoples (Scheduled Tribes) are present within the project area; as individual households living among broader communities rather than distinct communities. The project will not directly or indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous peoples because the project works do not impact territories or natural or cultural resources that indigenous peoples own, use, occupy, or claim as an ancestral domain or asset.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders concerned, including local communities, local forestry officials, relevant government agencies, and nongovernment organizations, have been consulted during project preparation. Technical recommendations on project design and biodiversity conservation provided by them have been included in the project.
During Project Implementation During project implementation, the PISC safeguard team, along with PIU staff, will continue with the community consultations and the grievance redress process.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Project implementation support consultant to be engaged in the original project will also cover monitoring and implementation support of the additional financing project.
Procurement All procurement activities will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB''s Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Nishimura, Masahiro
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 13 Dec 2019
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2020 to 20 Mar 2020
MRM 11 Dec 2020
Approval 06 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Aug 2021

Loan 4097-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2021 08 Sep 2021 - 28 Feb 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 441.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 141.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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