India: Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation, and Value Addition Readiness Project

Sovereign Project | 53189-001

This Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will support the State of Himachal Pradesh with preparing the project and ensuring implementation readiness, thereby facilitating the timely and cost-effective achievement of the ensuing project's outcomes and outputs. To achieve high level of project readiness of the ensuing loan, the PRF will (i) support project preparation, detailed design activities, and advance procurement actions; (ii) pilot activities to demonstrate a new model of subtropical horticulture production technology, marketing and irrigation development systems to the state, which will then be scaled up under the ensuing loan; and (iii) capacity building of the executing and implementing agencies which have not implemented projects with ADB, for a smooth transition from preparation to implementation. The PRF's pilot activities will comprise new irrigation systems to service the new subtropical horticultural farming practices, and establishment of new production technologies and marketing systems.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Sunae
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation, and Value Addition Readiness Project
Project Number 53189-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6036-IND: Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation, and Value Addition Readiness Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will support the State of Himachal Pradesh with preparing the project and ensuring implementation readiness, thereby facilitating the timely and cost-effective achievement of the ensuing project's outcomes and outputs. To achieve high level of project readiness of the ensuing loan, the PRF will (i) support project preparation, detailed design activities, and advance procurement actions; (ii) pilot activities to demonstrate a new model of subtropical horticulture production technology, marketing and irrigation development systems to the state, which will then be scaled up under the ensuing loan; and (iii) capacity building of the executing and implementing agencies which have not implemented projects with ADB, for a smooth transition from preparation to implementation. The PRF's pilot activities will comprise new irrigation systems to service the new subtropical horticultural farming practices, and establishment of new production technologies and marketing systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRF will pilot subprojects in selected blocks from four of these districts (Bilaspur, Hamipur, Kangra and Mandi) where land for the pilot horticulture production plots is already identified and participation of the farmers is agreed. This is expected to be scaled up to seven subtropical districts of Bilaspur, Hamipur, Kangra, Mandi, Solan, Sirmour and Una under the ensuing loan project.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

- Civil works for demonstration farms and irrigation systems near completion.

- Horticulture production demonstration schemes developed and ongoing.- Farmer training ongoing

- Government institutional capacity building for subtropical horticulture production and value addition are underway.

- Consultants to develop the ensuing project have been mobilized.

Geographical Location Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The PRF's pilot activities will comprise mainly rehabilitation of existing irrigation infrastructure and a small amount of new construction and installation ofstorage tanks, intake structures, distribution pipes and conveyance systems. These activities are likely to have only minor environment impacts during implementation, mostly related to an increase of dust and noise levels and occupational health and safety hazards during construction. These activities are unlikely to have any permanent impact on the surrounding environment. The environment, health and safety risk mitigation measures are included in the employer's requirements in the bidding documents and the PMU will monitor and document the contractors' compliance with these measures as part of the quarterly progress reports.
Involuntary Resettlement The DIPH's construction of the pilot irrigation schemes will be done only on government land or right-of-way, with no non-titleholders presentin the pilot construction areas. The 17 plots for the demonstration of subtropical horticulture production will be developed on farmer beneficiaries' own land, with no land acquisition or physical and/or economic displacement. The PMU has secured consent from farmer beneficiaries. In case of land donation for the laying of drip irrigation pipelines or small tanks in farmer beneficiaries' fields, the PMU will enter into agreements with the farmer beneficiaries inthe form of memorandums of understanding. The PRF will not cause physical or economic displacement resulting from involuntary land acquisition or involuntary restriction on land use.
Indigenous Peoples While there are some indigenous peoples in the PRF districts, (i) they do not have collective attachment to distinct habitats and territories, or to naturalresources in these habitats and territories, and (ii) they are not present in the PRF target areas and are not among the 600 farmer beneficiaries. Hence, the PRF will not affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of IPs, or affect the territories or natural or cultural resources that indigenous peoples own, use, occupy, or claim as their ancestral domain.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruitment of team and individual consultants will be conducted by the EA/IA using ADB's Procurement Regulations (2017). Due the EA/IA's limited experience in ADB procurement, recruitment of one consulting package may be delegated to ADB.
Procurement Procurement of goods and works will be conducted by the EA/IA using ADB's Procurement Regulations (2017) and standard bidding documents e-GP system with the required ADB organization application installed will be used. First package to use each approved procurement method will be reviewed under "prior review" procedure, and subsequent packages will be on "post-review" basis. Details of the procurement capacity assessment is in the Strategic Procurement Planning document of the project.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Sunae
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Horticulture, Government of Himachal Pradesh
O/O Joint Director of Horticulture,
Directorate of Horticulture, HP,
"Naubahar", Shimla 171 002
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 31 Aug 2020 to 03 Sep 2020
MRM 27 Oct 2020
Approval 08 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2021

Loan 6036-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2020 30 Dec 2020 10 Feb 2021 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 17 Jun 2022 8.51 0.00 85%
Counterpart 2.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 5.26 0.00 53%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Specialist 1 (PMU/PIU – Department of Horticulture) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 May 2022 16 May 2022
Procurement Specialist 2 (PIU – Jal Shakti Vibhag) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 May 2022 16 May 2022
Procurement Specialist 1 (PIU – Jal Shakti Vibhag) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 May 2022 16 May 2022
Procurement Specialist 2 (PIU/PMU – Department of Hortculture) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 May 2022 16 May 2022
PMU Consultants (IEC) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2022 20 Jan 2022
PMU Consultants (ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARD SPECIALIST) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Aug 2021 10 Aug 2021
Internal Audit Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 13 Aug 2021
PMU Consultants (Procurement Management Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021
PMU Consultants (Gender and Development Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2021 03 Apr 2021
HP-SHIVA Ensuing Loan Project Document Preparation Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2021 31 Mar 2021
Water Expert for drafting WUA Act Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Feb 2021 04 Mar 2021
PMU Consultants (GIS and Database Management Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2020 09 Nov 2020
PMU Consultants (Computer Assisted Drawing Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2020 09 Nov 2020
Water User Association Establishment and Capacity Building Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2020 30 Nov 2020
PMU Consultants (SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Oct 2020 02 Nov 2020
PMU Consultants (ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARD SPECIALIST) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
PMU Consultants (MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
Horticulture Sector Strategy and Investment Plan 2023-2030 Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2020 14 Nov 2020
PMU Consultants (Gender and Development Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
DIPH Capacity Building Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Oct 2020 13 Nov 2020
DOH Capacity Building Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Oct 2020 26 Oct 2020
Community Horticulture Production and Marketing Association (CHPMA) Group Facilitation and Training Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020
PMU Consultants Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2020 09 Oct 2020
PMU Consultants Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2020 09 Oct 2020
Construction supervision Consultant for CW1,CW2,CW3 and CW4 works Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2020 02 Oct 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CS-09 Detailed Design Consultancy (Irrigation, Horticulture Orchards and Value Chain Development) Loan 6036 18 Nov 2021 Grant Thornton Bharat LLP | DLF Square, 21st, Jacaranda Marg, DLF Phase 2, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 1,544,025.80 1,544,025.80
Package CS-03: Preparation of Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Strategy and Investment Plan 2023-2030 Loan 6036 30 Sep 2021 Ernst & Young LLP India | 3rd and 6th Floor Worldmark-1 IGI Airport Hospitality District Aerocity New Delhi 110-037 Department of Horticulture, Government of Himachal Pradesh 381,817.62 375,528.82
CHPMA GROUP FACILITATION AND TRAINING (PKG CS-08) Loan 6036 30 Jun 2021 AFC INDIA LIMITED | BLOCK 1, 103 A, THIRD FLOOR, KIRTI NAGAR NEW DELHI INDIA Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 641,372.92 636,513.97
CS07 / WATER USER ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING Loan 6036 28 Jun 2021 VARIOUS | VARIOUS INDIA Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 502,920.99 499,345.65
COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAWING SPECIALIST (INDIVIDUAL) UNDER PMU SUPPORT CONSULTANTS PACKAGE CS-02 Loan 6036 15 Mar 2021 SUSHIL KUMAR | 42 VILLAGE GALJWARI, GHANGHORA DISTRICT DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND INDIA Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 108,794.98 107,652.46
GIS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST PMU SUPPORT CONSULTANTS UNDER PACKAGE CS-02 Loan 6036 15 Mar 2021 JAMIL AHMAD | CIII/404 ELDECO GARDEN ESTATE RAIPURWA KANPUR, UP INDIA Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 170,122.08 168,335.53
SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST UNDER PACKAGE CS-02 (PMU SUPPORT CONSULTANTS) Loan 6036 12 Mar 2021 RITA DEY | 391 KALIKAPUR (178 PURBALOK) GOPAL NIWAS, CALCUTTA, WEST BENGAL INDIA Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 108,794.98 107,652.46
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF IRRIGATION CIVIL WORKS AND ELECTRO MECHANICAL WORKS OF PACKAGES CW-1, CW-2, CW-3, AND CW-4 (CONSULTING SVC CS-01) Loan 6036 12 Mar 2021 MSV INTERNATIONAL INC | 514-515&516, 5FLOOR SUN CITY SUCCESS TWR SECTOR 65 GOLF COURSE EXTN RD. HARYANA UNITED STATES Dep't of Horticulture, Govt of Himachal Pradesh 123,206.58 122,321.21