India : India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility

Sovereign Project | 53067-002

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support (i) project preparation for a series of ensuing urban and water projects in India during 2020-2025, and (ii) capacity building and implementation of selected ongoing urban and water projects in India. The projects supported align with the operational priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 to help build livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient, and foster energy-efficient infrastructure. The TA facility will assist the projects to (i) include integrated solutions for urban development and drinking water supply promoting international best-practices and innovation for improved efficiency and sustainability, (ii) achieve high project readiness as set by ADB and government of India, and (iii) strengthen capacity for implementation and sustainable and efficient operation and maintenance (O&M) of the assets built.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shoji, Hikaru
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility
Project Number 53067-002
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9849-IND: India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 9849-IND: India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility (Supplementary)
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9849-IND: India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9849-IND: India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA: India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Water Resilience Trust Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support (i) project preparation for a series of ensuing urban and water projects in India during 2020-2025, and (ii) capacity building and implementation of selected ongoing urban and water projects in India. The projects supported align with the operational priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 to help build livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient, and foster energy-efficient infrastructure. The TA facility will assist the projects to (i) include integrated solutions for urban development and drinking water supply promoting international best-practices and innovation for improved efficiency and sustainability, (ii) achieve high project readiness as set by ADB and government of India, and (iii) strengthen capacity for implementation and sustainable and efficient operation and maintenance (O&M) of the assets built. This requires a thorough technical, safeguards, institutional, financial management, and economic due diligence, and continuous implementation support to the selected executing and implementing agencies. The TA facility is listed in the current country operations business plan for India.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Urban India is the engine of the country's economic transformation. With more than 30% of the country's population, Indian cities generate more than 60% of gross domestic product (GDP). It has been estimated that 77% of GDP growth between 2012 and 2025 in India would be generated in 49 metropolitan clusters. By 2030, urban areas will be home to more than 40% of the population, and generate more than 75% of the country GDP. However, urban infrastructure and service provision do not match with the dramatic growth in population and shift in the rural-urban balance. Water supply, drainage, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste management, and other urban services are deficient, often with structural dysfunctionalities (e.g., nonrevenue water) and unable to respond to population and economic demands. Indian urban residents suffer from service interruptions and environmental health issues. Critical investments in urban infrastructure and institutions, incorporating international best practices and advanced technologies, are required to make Indian cities more sustainable, competitive, and resilient, and able to fully unleash their potential for economic growth.

Provision of reliable, sustainable and affordable rural drinking water services also remains a challenge in India. Although 93% of rural households in the country have access to water supply from improved sources, only 56% of them have access to safely managed drinking water services. More than 40% of rural households (roughly 390 million people) lack access to water on premises and one in three people rely on a source that is not free from contamination resulting in time loss for collecting water, especially for women and children, and exposure to waterborne diseases. Slippage of rural drinking water service level has been a concern for decades due to limited capacity for O&M and inadequate infrastructure. This is exacerbated by climate change and increasing groundwater abstraction and contamination. Piped water with household connections is emerging as new service delivery model to address these challenges. Considerable investments in high quality infrastructure and institutional development are required to improve provision, quality, and sustainability of rural drinking water services in India.

The South Asia Urban Development and Water (SAUW) division's pipeline projects for India in 2020-2025 includes 16 projects with an overall loan amount of around $3.4 billion and 4 TA grants amounting to $4.5 million to respond to filling part of the country's immediate needs and gaps in critical urban and rural drinking water service delivery. The complex challenges and increasing demand of the sector would require innovative and integrated solutions for infrastructure and institutional development, including advanced technologies, to improve efficiency, durability and quality of service delivery. Examples include smart water management and district-metered area-based water supply systems to manage nonrevenue water and ensure continuous and safe drinking water supply in urban or rural areas. Specialized technical inputs and capacity development are pivotal to support high quality project preparation, successful project implementation, sustainable operation, and value addition by ADB.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Andhra Pradesh, Central Government Quarters, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
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

ADB will engage consultants following ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Firms and/or individual consultants will be engaged depending on needs of particular project.

A total of 1 consulting firm, 79 individual consultants (11 international and 68 national), mostly recruited through framework agreements, and 6 resource-persons were engaged under the TA.

Procurement A total of 4 service providers were engaged under the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Shoji, Hikaru
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Agartala Smart City Limited
Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority
Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corporation
Assam Urban Infrastructure Devt & Finance Corp Ltd
Dept of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Gov't of HP
Greater Chennai Corporation
Jal Shakti Vibhag, Government of Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Co.,Ltd
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation Limited
Kerala Water Authority
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company Limited
Ministry of Finance (Old)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal
Rajasthan Urban Drinking Water Sewerage and Infrastructure Corporation Limited
Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project
Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd.
Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited
Tripura Urban Planning & Development Authority
Urban Development Department
Urban Development Department, Government of Sikkim
Urban Development Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Urban Development Department, Govt of Nagaland
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Agency
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 May 2023

TA 9849-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2022 20 Nov 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 220,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,720,000.00 22 Feb 2024 3,272,201.66

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Title Document Type Document Date
India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2019

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.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Program Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Public-Private Partnership Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management and Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate and Disaster Resilience Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Tourism Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Institutional Reform Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Tourism Marketing and Private Sector Participation (PSP) Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Heritage Impact Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Water Supply Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Infrastructure and Planning Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Urban Development Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Intelligent Water Leak Detection Technology and ICT-based Water Leak Management Systems in Uttarakhand and Rajasthan Firm - Consulting Closed
Smart Water Management (ICT) Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Community Empowerment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
India Urban and Water Projects Support Facility Firm - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management and Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional and Urban Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ADB/GEF Senior Urban Project Development Specialist / Chennai GEF Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9849 02 Feb 2022 NXITY Corporation Ltd. (HK, CHINA) in association with WI.Plat Co.,Ltd. (KOREA) | Suite D, 6th Floor, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38 38-44 D'Aguilar Street Central Hong Kong, China Ministry of Finance 972,840.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.