The development objective of the Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project for Odisha is to improve the quality of and students’ equitable access to selected institutions and enhance governance of the higher education system in Odisha. The OHEPEE, will support the Government of Odisha (GoO) in strengthening state-level initiatives of the OHEP through two components: (a) OHEPEE program for results (PforR) program, and (b) a technical assistance (TA) component. The OHEPEE has two results areas: (a) improving quality of and students’ equitable access to selected institutions, and (b) enhancing governance of the higher education system.
The development objectives of the Innovation in Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies Project for India are to demonstrate the operational and economic feasibility of utility scale innovative renewable energy (RE) technologies and battery energy storage solutions (BESS), and to strengthen institutional capacity to facilitate scale-up of such technologies on a commercial basis in India. The project comprises of two components. The first component will support investments in innovative RE technologies and BESS. The second component is technical assistance, capacity building, implementation support, monitoring and dissemination.
The development objective of Maharashtra Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture Project for India is to enhance climate-resilience and profitability of smallholder farming systems in selected districts of Maharashtra. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Promoting Climate-resilient Agricultural Systems, aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers to adjust and modify their production systems to moderate potential future impacts from climate events. 2) The second component, Post-harvest Management and Value Chain Promotion, aims to support the participation of smallholder farmers in Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and integration of these FPOs in value chains for crops relevant to the climate agenda, and to strengthen the supply chain for climate-resilient crop varieties in the project area. 3) The third component, Institutional Development, Knowledge and Policies for a Climate resilient Agriculture, aims to enhance the transformative capacity of institutions and stakeholders to promote and pursue a more climate resilient agriculture, with sector strategies and policies based on strong analytical underpinnings and cutting-edge climate, water and crop modelling. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, covers the activities of the Project Management Unit (PMU) set up by the GoM during the project preparation phase.
The development objective of Andhra Pradesh Integrated Irrigation and Agriculture Transformation Project for India is to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability and climate resilience of smallholder farmers in selected districts of Andhra Pradesh. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Improving Irrigated Agriculture Efficiency, aims to enhance the water security of individual farms so as to reduce the risks associated with climate variability. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building of Water User Associations (WUAs); (ii) Rehabilitation and Modernization of the Small-Scale Community-Based Irrigation (SSCBI) Systems; and (iii) Improving Water Productivity and Efficiency. 2) The second component, Promoting Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices, aims to increase on-farm productivity and strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change. It has the following two subcomponents: (i) Support to Climate-Smart Crop Production and Diversification; and (ii) Support to Climate-Smart Aquaculture. 3) The third component, Post-harvest Management, Market and Agribusiness Promotion, aims to enhance the profitability of farmers, both men and women, by improving access to markets and capacity to add value to what they produce. 4) The fourth component, Project Management and Capacity Building, aims to support incremental operational costs, monitoring and evaluation (M and E) and impact assessments, financial management, communication, customized Technical assistance (TA), and any special thematic studies identified in the course of the project.
The development objective of the Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project for India are to increase the transmission capacity of electricity network in the state of Jharkhand and strengthen the institutional capacity of state-owned power transmission and distribution utilities. It has three components. First component, Intra-state transmission system strengthening will support the state transmission utility, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited (JUSNL), in making priority investments in the following two areas: a) Construction of new substations and associated transmission lines, and b) Strengthening scheduling, dispatch and communication systems; Second component, Technical assistance for institutional development and capacity building of JUSNL will continue to build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of following key activities: a) Improving the organization structure and Delegation of Financial Powers (DoFP), b) Strengthening the project planning, procurement and contract management practices, c) Strengthening FM framework, d) Automating internal business functions like inventory management, payroll management, human resource management etc., e) Appointing Project Management Consultants (PMC) to assist in supervising and monitoring sub-projects under Component 1 of the project; f) Building staff capacity through training, workshops, knowledge exchange visits etc.; Third component, Improving operational efficiency and developing institutional capacity of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of JBVNL’s action plan to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses, improve revenue management systems and reduce power procurement costs through following activ
The development objective of Energy Efficiency Scale-up Program Project for India are to scale up energy savings in residential and public sectors, strengthen Energy Efficiency Services Limited's (EESL) institutional capacity, and enhance its access to commercial financing. The Program consists of the following activities for FY 2018-2022, in EESL’s overall corporate investments program: Results Area 1) Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency (EE) Market Transformation in the Residential Sector, aims to Scaling-up EE delivery in the residential sector under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Light Emitting Diode (LEDs) for All (UJALA) Program, focusing on LED bulbs, tube lights and ceiling fans; Results Area 2) Energy Savings and EE Market Transformation in Public Street Lighting, aims at delivering investments in EE public street lighting, under the SLNP Program; Results Area 3) Development of Sustainable Business Models in new EE Market Segments, aims at supporting up-stream program development and incorporation of technical, environmental and social sustainability elements into the design of the new initiatives, such as air-conditioning, agriculture demand side management and Buildings EE Program, which require additional preparatory work before sustainable scale-up; but expressly excluding the actual capital investments for such new initiatives; and Results Area 4) Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable EE Scale-Up, aims at strengthening and developing the institutional capacity of the Borrower, especially with respect to financial, technical, managerial, procurement, environmental and social capacity and practices.
The development objective of the National Nutrition Mission Project for India is to support the Government of India and participating states to (i) strengthen the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) policy framework, systems and capacities, and facilitate community engagement, to ensure greater focus on children under three years of age; and (ii) strengthen convergent actions for improved nutrition outcomes.The project includes the following four components. (i) ICDS institutional and systems strengthening; (ii) community mobilization and behavior change communication; (iii) convergent nutrition actions; and (iv) project management, monitoring and evaluation. The project was significantly restructured in September 2015 to address these design and capacity constraints. The restructuring simplified the design by (a) focusing on a small set of evidence-based interventions, (b) building in sustainability by using existing Government structures to deliver the interventions instead of parallel project implementation units, and (c) ensuring the provision of high-quality technical assistance through a World Bank-executed Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF)-Partnership for Nutrition Results in India (PNRI). The proposed Additional Financing (AF) will thus fund the first phase scaling-up of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) from the current 162 districts across 8 states to 315 districts across all states and union territories (UTs). The proposed AF will also focus on quality improvement of the ongoing project interventions within the existing project states. The original project will correspondingly be restructured to extend the closing date to August 30, 2022.
The development objective of the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Program Project for India is to improve quality of care, strengthen management of non-communicable diseases and injuries, and reduce inequities in reproductive and child health services in Tamil Nadu.The proposed Program contributes to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 and the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice goal of ending preventable deaths and disability through Universal Health Coverage (UHC).The Government wants to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of its current health sector program, and using a Program-for-Results (PforR) instrument to support the proposed TNHSRP will provide a much greater focus on outputs and outcomes through better alignment of expenditures and incentives with results.As outlined in Vision 2023, this involves strengthening primary and secondary care centers and upgrading tertiary care hospitals. A special focus is given to Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) using a two-pronged strategy: (a) preventing NCDs through population-based interventions to raise awareness and induce lifestyle changes and (b) improving the capacity for early screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up in health facilities.The Program has three key result areas with a combination of both technical interventions specific to each result area and cross-cutting interventions that contribute to achieving results across the three result areas. These cross-cutting interventions aim to strengthen institutions and state capacity and expected outputs or intermediate results in the Program theory of change.The first result area is recognizing that there is no single silver bullet in quality of care, the Program embraces a multipronged approach to quality improvement.The second result area focuses on enhancing the management of NCDs, associated risk factors and injurie
The objective of the Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability Program Project is to: improve accountability in the management of public finances; strengthen revenue administration; and improve efficiency in delivery of benefits in selected schemes, in the state of Chhattisgarh. India is among the world’s fastest growing economies and has made remarkable progress in poverty reduction and human development. Wide-ranging and ongoing macroeconomic, fiscal, tax and business environment reforms have enabled rapid growth. Already the third largest economy in the world in purchasing parity terms, the country is expected to grow at over 7 percent a year in coming years. Over the past thirty years, per capita incomes quadrupled, poverty retreated, illiteracy rates dropped, and health-related statistics improved. India’s extreme poverty rate halved from 46 percent to 21 percent in the two decades up to 2011. While growth in India has been impressive, it needs to be equally shared; India faces social, institutional and policy challenges. To meet the development goals, India needs to adapt its institutions to improve public sector performance and deliver services effectively to its citizens. Improvements in service delivery requires improvements in accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness along the chain from inputs to outcomes. Competition between states is part of a new dynamic to incentivize change, using funding to hold states accountable for progress based upon their own priorities. India has a federal, three-tier structure of Government comprising the national or Union level; states; and districts. The fiscal relationship between the Union and the States is reflected in revenue sharing, devolution of central taxes and assistance in the form of grants. Recent policy level changes at the Union level, have increased the share of Union resources devolved
The development objective of Uttarakhand Public Financial Management (PFM) Strengthening Project for India is to enhance accountability in public finances and increase effectiveness of revenue management systems in Uttarakhand. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Strengthening the Public Financial Management Functions, aims to support strengthening of PFM institutional framework and systems and improve capacity in the areas of cash and debt management, public audit, planning, budgeting, and capital expenditure management, public procurement, and support measures to improve transparency of budget and procurement information. 2) The second component, Strengthening Revenue Management Systems, aims to finance activities that will enhance OSR through a combination of policy measures, improving efficiency of tax administration in key revenue-generating departments or agencies (excise, tourism, and ULBs) by strengthening institutional capacities and enhancing eservices for taxpayers to facilitate better compliance. 3) The third component, Strengthening PFM in Urban Local Bodies and State-Owned Enterprises, aims to support strengthening PFM and improving accountability in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and selected State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) by strengthening accounting, financial reporting, and oversight. 4) The fourth component, Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation, aims to support costs on implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation.
The objective of the Additional Financing for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project for India is to improve the safety and operational performance of selected existing dams in the territory of the participating states. The PDO will be achieved through rehabilitation and improvement of dams and improvement in central and state-level institutional capacity to sustainably manage dam safety administration and operation and maintenance. GoI has requested additional financing in the form of an IBRD loan of US$137 million to help finance the additional project cost of US dollar 113.5 million as well as the dollar 87.5 million gap created by the earlier cancellation. The largest part of the additional cost arose from design changes that were anticipated at the time of the appraisal of the project and that were detailed during implementation through additional studies, including safety enhancements recommended by various Dam Safety Review Panels.
The development objective of Shimla Water Supply and Sewerage Service Delivery Reform First Programmatic Development Policy Loan (DPL) Project for India is to support the government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) in its policy and institutional development program for improving water supply and sewerage services that are financially sustainable and managed by an accountable institution responsive to its customers. This DPL, the first of three, supports the implementation of the GoHP’s medium-term program for improving Water Supply and Sewerage (WSS) services, starting with the Greater Shimla Area. This marks a departure from the traditional short-term crisis handling approach of the past in Himachal Pradesh’s Water Supply and Sewerage WSS sector. To achieve the Project Development Objective (PDO), the operation supports three key pillars of the government program: (i) Improving governance, managerial and financial autonomy; (ii) Increasing the efficiency of WSS operations; (iii) Increasing customer orientation and accountability, complemented by a cross-cutting capacity building effort. This program is consistent with the World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework (CPF) FY18-22. The CPF focuses on a more resource-efficient growth path for India, in which improving living conditions and sustainability of cities through improving water systems is a direct contributor. The program directly contributes to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. This DPL is supporting public sector reforms, including improving operational and financial sustainability of services through an autonomous and accountable WSS Company and thus strengthening the capacity of Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) and GoHP to improve services. This will improve the credit-worthiness of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) and enhance the chan
The objective of the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis Project is to improve the coverage and quality of TB control interventions in the private and public sector in targeted states of India. Growth has accelerated in the last two quarters to reach 8.2 percent in the first quarter of FY18-2019. This growth was supported by a revival in industrial activity, strong private consumption, and a rise in exports of goods and services. At the same time, the external situation has become less favorable. The current account balance has widened on the account of an increasing trade deficit (on the back of strong import demand and higher oil prices) from 0.7 percent of GDP in FY16-17 to 1.9 percent in FY17-18. Meanwhile, external headwinds, monetary policy ‘normalization’ in the US coupled with recent stress in some Emerging Market Economies, have triggered portfolio outflows from April 2018 onwards, putting additional pressure on the balance of payments. Going forward, growth is projected to reach 7.3 percent in FY18-19 and to firm up thereafter at around 7.5 percent, primarily on account of robust private and public consumption expenditure, a rise in exports of goods and services, and a gradual increase in investments. However, the current account deficit is also projected to remain elevated in FY18-19. Between FY2011-12 and 2015, poverty declined from 21.6 percent to an estimated 13.4 percent at the international poverty line (2011 PPP US dollar 1.90 per person per day), continuing the earlier trend of robust reduction in poverty. Aided by robust economic growth, more than 90 million people escaped extreme poverty and improved their living standards during this period. Despite this success, poverty remains widespread in India. In 2015, with the latest estimates, 176 million Indians were living in extreme poverty while 659 million, or half the population, were below t
The development objectives of Andhra Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project for India are to improve the quality and responsiveness of public health services and increase access of the population to an expanded package of primary health services. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improve Quality of Care, aims to focus on improving the quality of care in Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Primary Health Centers (PHCs), which are often the first point of contact in the health system. 2) The second component, Improve Responsiveness of Public Health Services, aims to will complement Component 1 by focusing on making public health services more user-friendly and responsive to peoples’ feedback, which is a key element of quality. 3) The third component, Increase Access to an Expanded Package of Primary Health Services, aims to focus on expanding the package of services provided at PHCs and Subcenters (SCs) to include Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) screening, risk-stratification and management in addition to strengthening the existing Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services.
The development objective of the First Resilient Kerala Program Development Policy Operation for India is to enhance the State of Kerala's resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. There are three unique aspects of the first state partnership that the Government of Kerala (GoK) and the World Bank have established through the operation: (i) the confluence and the combination of the two stories, (ii) strong commitment of the state for the reform agenda right from the highest level all the way through the technical and administrative levels, and (iii) the use of development policy financing to launch the engagement and structure the medium-term transformative shifts in policies, institutions, and programs, rather than as a onetime intervention to effect a limited change. The operation, which forms the foundation for the state partnership, supports the policy and institutional reform program of the GoK for enhancing the state’s resilience against disasters and impacts of climate change.
The objective of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Municipal Development Project for India is to help improve urban services in AP, and the capacity of urban local bodies (ULBs) of AP to sustain and expand urban services. The project consists of three technical assistance and one investment components: 1) state level policy and institutional development support aims at improving the state's policy and institutional framework to support service delivery and capacity building by ULBs; 2) municipal capacity enhancement aims at enhancing the financial and technical capacity and operating systems of all ULBs (currently 126); 3) urban infrastructure investment to finance sustainable, high-priority investments identified by ULBs to improve urban services or operational efficiency. To be eligible, ULBs need adequate financial capacity to sustainably finance and operate the facilities and an adequate and feasible plan to improve their financial and management capacity; and 4) project management technical assistance aims at ensuring the quality of subproject preparation, implementation, and monitoring.
The objective of the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project for India is to enhance agricultural production of small and marginal farmers in the project area. There are three components to the project. The first component is strengthening community-based institutions. This component will enable community-based institutions, mainly Water User Associations (WUAs), to assume responsibilities for management, operation, and maintenance of the minor irrigation schemes to be constructed under the project. The second component is irrigation system development. This component will improve availability of water for agriculture and fisheries by developing new minor surface and ground water irrigation schemes on areas that are currently cultivated under rain fed conditions. The third component is Agricultural Support Services (ASS). This ASS component will have three sub-components, namely agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries. The component will enhance agriculture-based rural livelihoods by increasing production of agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries. The fourth component is project management. This component will be supported to take charge of coordination and management of the implementation of all project activities.
The development objectives of the National Dairy Support Project for India are to increase the productivity of milch animals and improve market access of milk producers in project areas. Under this restructuring, a partial cancellation, at the request of the Recipient, of United States (U.S.) 97 million dollars equivalent is presented to reflect cost savings due to exchange rate fluctuation.
The objective of the Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project is to accelerate the development of the core road network through leveraging public sector outlays with private sector financing and improving the institutional effectiveness of the road sector agencies to deliver effective and safe roads to users. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is road improvement works. This component will support capital improvement and maintenance works of selected priority core road network through a combination of traditional contracts and Public Private Partnership (PPP) concessions. The second component of the project is highway financing modernization. This component will assist Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) in implementing the concept of co-financing with private financial institutions through technical assistance and pilot transactions. The third component of the project is road safety improvement. This component will assist the Government of Karnataka (GOK) to respond to the growing road safety problems in Karnataka with comprehensive strategic and institutional measures, consistent with the main thrusts of the 2007 sundar committee report and the findings of the road safety management capacity review. The fourth component of the project is road sector policy and institutional development. This component will support implementation of a new medium-term Institutional Development and Strengthening Action Plan (IDSAP) for the period 2010-2016.
The objective of the Haryana Power System Improvement Project for India is to improve the availability, efficiency, and accountability of electricity supply in the state of Haryana through strengthening the transmission and distribution systems. There are three components to the project, the first component being transmission system strengthening. This component includes priority investments in 400 kV, 220 kV, 132 kV and 66 kV sub-stations together with transmission lines for system augmentation. The specific investments have been identified based on system load flow study carried out by Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPN) which analyzes growth in load and future generation expansion over a defined time period. The second component is the urban distribution system strengthening. This component will be implemented for each town through turnkey Supply and Installation (S&I) contracts which will typically include the following sub-components: (i) conversion of feeder network to High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) (to reduce technical and commercial losses); and (ii) segregation of industrial feeders (to improve supply quality and accountability). Finally, the third component is the technical assistance and capacity building of transmission and distribution companies. Substantial Technical Assistance (TA) is required for effective implementation of the project and to support institutional development, capacity building, and governance improvement.
The objective of the Sustainable Urban Transport Project is to promote environmentally sustainable urban transport in India and to improve the usage of environment-friendly transport modes through demonstration projects in selected cities. The changes proposed as a part of this restructuring includes a: (i) reallocation of US$ 2.8 million of the uncommitted GEF Grant towards: (a) a new sub-project on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) in Mysore (US$ 1.6 million); (b) additional allocation of US$ 1.2 million of GEF Grant to existing Project Implementing Units (PIUs) in Hubli Dharwad (US$ 0.6 million) and Mysore (US$ 0.6 million) to meet their project requirements; (ii) a modification in the financing percentage of GEF grant from 50 percent to 89 percent for category 2(a) retroactively from June 2, 2014, for Pimpri Chinchwad; (iii) a change in the description of the Indore sub-project for Madhya Pradesh; (iv) and correction of the total GEF grant amount to US$18.45 million from US$20.33 million which is inclusive of the GEF Agency Fee of US$1.88 million.
The project development objective of the Third Uttar Pradesh (UP) Sodic Lands Reclamation Project for India is to increase agricultural productivity of degraded lands in selected areas of UP. There are five components to the project. The first component of the project is on-farm development and land treatment. The objective of this component is to sustain ably reverse water-induced land degradation-salinization, sodification and water-logging-through carefully sequenced technical interventions on about 130,000 ha of sodic lands. The component includes a pilot on ravine reclamation. The second component of the project is improvement of drainage systems. The objective of this component is to improve the drainage networks in the project area to remove/leach effluents, excess rain, and irrigation water from reclaimed and adjoining areas. The third component of the project is agriculture support services. The objective of this component is to increase agricultural productivity by promoting improved technology, better agronomic practices, and more effective provision of key support services. The fourth component of the project is institutional strengthening and capacity building for market access. The objective of this component is to improve the profitability of farm production and enhance livelihoods of the poor through improved marketing, value addition and enhancement of skills. The fifth and the final component of the project is project management. The objective of this component is to ensure smooth implementation of all project activities, monitoring of project implementation progress, and outputs/outcomes, and learning from project experience.
The objectives of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project for India are to (a) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality and higher freight throughput on the 343 km Khurja-Kanpur section of the Eastern rail corridor; and (b) develop the institutional capacity of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp (DFCCIL) to build and maintain the DFC infrastructure network. There are two components to the project. The first component is design, construction and commissioning of the Khurja-Kanpur section: this component will construct 343 km of double track electrified railway capable of freight train operation with twenty five ton axle loads at 100 km/h; and the second component is institutional development to assist DFCCIL and Ministry of Railways (MOR) to develop their capabilities to best utilize heavy haul freight systems.
The objective of the Second Phase of the Gujarat State Highway Project (GSHP) is to improve capacity, and enhance quality and safety of road services for the users of the core road network of state highways in Gujarat, through institutional strengthening and efficient contracting and financing strategies. There are three components to the project, the first component being highway improvement component. The highway improvement component will incorporate safe infrastructure designs, public transport and wayside facilities. The works will be undertaken through a mix of nine input-based item-rates plus performance based maintenance contracts, one PPP Annuity Based DBFOMT9 and one performance based Output and Performance based Road Contract (OPRC) Contract. The second component is the sector policy and institutional development component. This component seeks to deepen the GSHP I efforts towards improving R&BD's operational capacity, and also augment the state's capacity in two more critical areas, viz., policy and planning and knowledge building, as detailed below. The priority areas of engagement have been identified in various stakeholder and staff consultations and are closely aligned to the Gujarat infrastructure development vision 2020. Finally, the third component is the road safety management component. This component will strengthen the road safety management system and improve capacity to undertake multi-sectoral road safety interventions in the state. The strategic planning and the development of this component has been based on a road safety management capacity review, a pioneering initiative in the country, supported and funded in collaboration with the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF).
The objective of the Fifth Power System Development Project for India is to strengthen India's electricity transmission system in order to increase reliable power exchange between regions and states. The project will consist of one component, namely regional transmission schemes for strengthening of Western, Northern and Southern region transmission systems, and the interregional power exchange for the national grid. Indeed, the first three schemes are being constructed to meet the demand in the Western and Northern regions where the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) and Mundra UMPP are physically located. Both plants are expected to be commissioned in 2012-13, to facilitate the exchange of power between regions, the transmission networks have to be strengthened in the Western, Northern and Central part of the national grid system, as the difference in demand profiles across regions requires large bulk power transfers over short periods of time and the transmission networks need to have significant available transfer capacity to sustain these. Fourth scheme will meet the power demand within southern region and will transfer the power to load centers in the Western region. The fifth scheme, the South-West interconnection, will transfer power surpluses in the Southern region to deficit regions in the Western region.
The development objective of the Bihar Integrated Social Protection Strengthening Project for India is to strengthen institutional capacity of the Department of Social Welfare and the Rural Development Department to deliver social protection programs and services and expand outreach of social care services for poor and vulnerable households, persons with disabilities, older persons, and widows in the state of Bihar. The project has two components: the first component, strengthening social protection systems and capacity will strengthen core systems and capacity of the Bihar Rural Development Society (BRDS) and the State Society for Ultra-Poor and Social Welfare (SSUPSW), which are the program implementation arms of the Rural Development Department and the Department of Social Welfare respectively, at the state, district, and block levels. This component has two sub-components: (i) strengthening systems and capacity for safety net delivery; and (ii) strengthening systems and capacity for social pension and social care service delivery. The second component is establish and strengthen social care services. This component will support establishing social care services across the state through social care service centers (referred to as Buniyad centers) that will provide high quality care, support, and rehabilitation services for older persons, widows, and persons with disabilities. It has following three sub-components: (i) establish and strengthen social care services; (ii) pilot models in social protection delivery; and (iii) innovation window.
The development objective of the Low Income Housing Finance Project for India is to provide access to sustainable housing finance for low income households, to purchase, build or upgrade their dwellings. The project has three components. The first component is capacity building. Under this component activities will be financed to strengthen the capacity of National Housing Bank (NHB), qualified intermediary institutions, and Qualified Primary Lending Institutions (QPLIs). The aim will be to develop new financial products, loan standards, risk management tools, and financial literacy and consumer protection capacity. In addition, pilots will be designed, launched and monitored. Building upon and complementing National Housing Bank (NHB?s) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and processes, this component will also support an impact assessment to independently assess the social and household level impact of the project. The second component is financial support for sustainable and affordable housing. This component will finance NHB to refinance, directly or indirectly through qualified intermediary institutions, low-income housing loans made by QPLIs to primary borrowers to purchase, build or upgrade their dwelling. NHB has recently prepared a refinancing scheme for secured low-income housing loans to borrowers with formal and informal incomes. NHB will develop guidelines (to be formulated and reflected in the project?s operations manual) for the provision of alternatively secured housing loans to formal and informal borrowers. The third component is project implementation. A Project Implementation Unit (PIU) will be set up within NHB to help implement the project, carry out monitoring and evaluation, be responsible for legal issues and grievance redressal, overseeing and monitoring the social and environmental due diligence (including conducting annual third party a
The objectives of the National Ganga River Basin Project for India are to support the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) in: (a) building capacity of its nascent operational-level institutions, so that they can manage the long-term Ganga clean-up and conservation program; and (b) implementing a diverse set of demonstrative investments for reducing point-source pollution loads in a sustainable manner, at priority locations on the Ganga. There are two components to the project, the first component being institutional development. The objectives of this component are to build functional capacity of the NGRBA's operational institutions at both the central and state levels, and to provide support to associated institutions for implementing the NGRBA program. Its sub-components include: (i) NGRBA operationalization and program management, (ii) technical assistance for Urban Local Body (ULB) service providers, and (iii) technical assistance for environmental regulators. The second component is the priority infrastructure investments. The objective of this component is to finance demonstrative infrastructure investments to reduce pollution loads in priority locations on the river. The four main sectors of investments are: municipal wastewater management, industrial pollution control, solid waste management and river front management. The investments are intended to exemplify, among other attributes, the high standards of technical preparation and implementation, sustainability of operations, and public participation envisaged in the NGRBA framework. This component will also support innovative pilots, for new and transformative technologies or implementation arrangements.
The development objective of the Maharashtra Agricultural Competitiveness Project for India is to increase the productivity, profitability, and market access of the farming community in Maharashtra. This restructuring involves revising and updating the results framework and its key performance indicators described in the project appraisal document (PAD) to ensure that a more efficient set of indicators are applied during project implementation and are consistently presented. This revision will also include retrofitting inclusion of the core indicator, and to make correction and update to the baseline data and targets.
The objective of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project for India is improve the National Highway network connectivity to less developed areas and low-income states and enhance the institutional capacity of Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation to better manage the highway network under the purview of the Ministry. The project has three components: (i) road improvement and maintenance; (ii) institutional development; and (iii) road safety.
The project development objective of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is to assist to adopt the appropriate practices that would enhance its program management and operational efficiency. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is program level technical support which includes preparation of a project preparation manual and improvement of environmental and social policies and procedures. The second component of the project is institutional strengthening and capacity building which includes implementation of enterprise resource planning and preparation and implementation of a comprehensive exposure and training plan for NHAI staff including twining arrangements with agencies/institutions of repute abroad. And the third component of the project is technology and innovation which includes implementation of the Nandan Nilekani committee recommendations on Nation-wide tolling strategy and interoperability of toll collection systems and partnership and support to research and training institutions of the sector in India.
The objective of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Program (ISSNIP) Project is to improve nutritional outcomes of children in India. The changes proposed are to amend the clause enumerated in schedule two, section IV.B.1 (a) of the financing agreement to include category two as an eligible category under retroactive financing. The change will make the financing agreement consistent with the agreement with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) during project preparation that the project will be able to provide retroactive financing of not more than SDR 13,000,000 equivalent for expenditures incurred after January 1, 2011 till November 5, 2012. The MWCD had proposed the use of retroactive financing for CPMU costs as part of project management costs, which are under category two, which inadvertently was not included as an eligible category for retroactive financing.
The development objective of the Second Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Jalanidhi II) for India is to increase the access of rural communities to improved and sustainable water supply and sanitation services in Kerala, using a decentralized, demand-responsive approach. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is institution building. This component will: (i) support capacity building of sector institutions and support organizations; (ii) assist Government of Kerala (GOK) in implementing a statewide sector development program; and (iii) support project management costs. The second component of the project is technical assistance to implementing agencies. This component will provide technical assistance to implementing agencies such that the infrastructure investments under component three are properly implemented and the resultant services efficiently provided. The third component of the project is infrastructure development. This component will fund the implementation of infrastructure investments for: (i) new and rehabilitated intra-GP (Gram Panchayat) rural water supply schemes; (ii) pilot rehabilitation and modernization of multi-GP water supply schemes and transfer of internal distribution to GPs; and (iii) sanitation schemes, mainly covering community-centric solid and liquid waste management and household sanitation solutions in difficult terrain.
The objective of the Bihar Kosi Flood Recovery Project for India is to support the flood recovery as well as future oriented risk reduction efforts of Government of Bihar (GoB) through: (i) reconstruction of damaged houses and road infrastructure; (ii) strengthening the flood management capacity in Kosi Basin; (iii) enhancing livelihood opportunities of the affected people; and (iv) improving the emergency response capacity for future disasters. The floods occurred in August 2008 and reconstruction and recovery needs are still enormous. The GoB was very proactive in relief operations in the immediate aftermath of the flood and also received support from Government of India (GoI). However, for reconstruction of infrastructure and rehabilitation of livelihoods, resources have been inadequate and as a result, reconstruction and rehabilitation needs have remained largely unfulfilled. In the absence of adequate government support, temporary structures erected by affected households add to their vulnerability. There is an urgent need to restore the livelihoods of those affected and to mitigate the risk of future floods.
The objective of the Second Karnataka Watershed Development Project for India is to demonstrate more effective watershed management through greater integration of programs related to rainfed agriculture, innovative and science based approaches, and strengthened institutions and capacities. There are five components to the project, the first component being support for improved program integration in rainfed areas. This component will demonstrate the successful integration of programs in watershed development, using a science-based approach in project areas. The second component is the research, development and innovation. This component will establish a coordinated research approach to provide practical knowledge and tools to support integrated watershed management. The third component is the institutional strengthening. This component will strengthen the institutions and human resources of key stakeholders to improve effective delivery of services for integrated watershed management. The fourth component is the strengthening horticulture in rainfed areas. This component will strengthen the knowledge base regarding horticulture potential in rainfed areas, and demonstrate and build the capacity of institutions and communities to improve production and value addition of horticulture in project areas. Finally, the fifth component is the project management and coordination. This component will ensure effective and efficient project management.
The objective of the Second Phase of the Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project for India is to: (a) strengthen the institutional and policy framework for integrated water resources management for the entire state; and (b) increase agricultural productivity and water productivity by supporting farmers in targeted irrigation areas. There are six components to the project, the first component being strengthening of state-level water institutions and inter-sector coordination. This component aims to provide support to the institutions in the state responsible for overall integrated water resources management and implementation of the state water policy. The second component is the modernization and rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems. The third component is the consolidation and enhancement of irrigation institutional reforms. This component will enhance the efficiency of the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department (UPID) and strengthen the Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) approach both in the department as well as in the community. The fourth component is the enhancing agriculture productivity and on-farm water management. This component (to be implemented directly by the Department of Agriculture) aims to improve the overall agriculture productivity and water-use efficiency at the field level. The fifth component is the feasibility studies and preparation activities for the next phase. This component is to prepare detailed surveys and designs for future third phase areas. These new areas will be identified by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and will make use of similar design principles (and the lessons learned) adopted under this second phase operation. Finally, the sixth component is the project coordination and monitoring.
The development objective of the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project for India is to establish the feasibility of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes through a distinct agricultural development approach by integrating agriculture water management and agricultural technology, farmer organizations and market innovations in selected locations across the ten agro ecological zones of Rajasthan. There are four components to the project. The first component is climate resilient agriculture. This component will support climate-resilient approaches that allows for the sustainable use of the natural resource base through agricultural and livestock production systems aiming to increase long term productivity and farm incomes in an environment marked by increased climate and, in particular, rainfall variability. Agrarian households in rural Rajasthan face tremendous challenges even with the existing levels of climate variability, let alone those that may come with future changes in climate. This is often referred to as an adaptation deficit. Thus the package of options in this component is based on a strategy that is robust under any future climate scenario and focuses on ways of overcoming this existing adaptation deficit as a necessary step towards longer term climate resilience. The second component is markets and value chains. The objective of this component is to enable farmers to engage in profitable market oriented production, that is sustainable, and to promote partnerships and market linkages with other value chain participants and agribusinesses. The component will help producer groups, agro enterprises, and commodity associations, to actively engage in the development of commodity value chains by partially financing demand-driven investment proposals to producer organization through a matching grant. The third component is far
The objective of the PMGSY Rural Road Project is to strengthen the systems and processes of the national PMGSY rural roads program for the expansion and maintenance of all-season rural access roads. The result will enhance the road connectivity to economic opportunities and social services for beneficiary communities in the participating states. MORD has requested the Bank to increase lending by US$500 million to the Original Project and provide the continuing Bank support which can help tackle the development challenges identified. Of the US$500 million, USD150 million would be used to meet the funding gap in the original project. The remainder US$350 million will be used to introduce green and climate resilient construction in PMGSY while widening the developmental scope to tackle institutional, road safety, low carbon and climate resilience, gender and other issues described above. The Bank Team has also resolved to work with Indian counterparts to disseminate the PMSGY program internationally as an adaptable model for rural road programs in other countries16. It will demonstrate how climate change agenda should be integrated in the rural roads strategy, planning and actions.
The development objective of the Maharashtra Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for India is to improve the performance of Maharashtra’s sector institutions in planning, implementation, and monitoring of its rural water supply and sanitation program and to improve access to quality and sustainable services in peri-urban villages, and in water-stressed and water quality-affected areas. This restructuring will bring following changes: (i) add intermediate milestones such as the award of contracts, the commissioning of systems, and the adoption of a metering policy. The disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) 3 and 4 will thus be split into sub-DLIs, and disbursement-linked results (DLRs) adjusted for semi-annual results; (ii) reduce selected targets of some of the results indicators and simplify definitions of some results indicators, aligning them with the Bank’s core sector indicators, and thus also improving the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation; and (iii) adjust the program action plans (PAPs) to the current sector, program and institutional context, and avoid repetition of aspects covered in the results framework and DLIs in the PAPs.
The development objective of the Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project for India is to enhance resilience to floods and increase agricultural production and productivity in the targeted districts in the Kosi river basin, and to enhance Bihar’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The project comprises of five components. The first component, improving flood risk management objective is to increase the capacity of the water resources department (WRD) to manage flood risk and to decrease vulnerability to floods in the Kosi river basin. It consists of following two sub-components: (i) reinforcement of flood control infrastructure; and (ii) support to strengthen institutional capacity to manage flood risk. The second component, enhancing agricultural productivity and competitiveness will work with organized farmers to increase agricultural production (which includes crops, horticulture, livestock, and fisheries) and productivity by expanding their access to and adoption of innovative and climate-resilient farm technologies and practices (including irrigation) and extending their linkages to market infrastructure. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) intensification and diversification of agricultural production systems; (ii) strengthening of agricultural value chains; and (iii) institutional development for market-led extension. The third component, augmenting connectivity objective is to improve farmers’ access to markets through the expansion of the local road network that connects rural roads to the main road network that improves connectivity of habitations to the market centers. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) construction of roads; (ii) institutional strengthening activities at rural works department; and (iii) construction of bridges. The fourth component, contingent emergency response will
The objective of the Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project for India is to develop and promote new models of conservation at the landscape scale through enhanced capacity and institution building for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation outcomes. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is demonstration of landscape conservation approaches in two pilot sites: this component will develop tools, techniques, knowledge and skills towards improved conservation and rural livelihoods outcomes in the little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and Askot in Uttarakhand; the second component to the project is to strengthening knowledge management and national capacity for landscape conservation: this component will support improved knowledge and capacity building on learning and experience from the two demonstration landscapes and other local conservation models; the third component of the project is to scaling up and replication of successful models of conservation in additional landscape sites: this component would support the further testing and replication of landscape conservation approaches to two additional high biodiversity landscapes from the third year onwards with project financing; and the fourth component of the project is to national coordination for landscape conservation: this component will support coordination for landscape conservation at the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF).
The objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project for India is to improve the safety and operational performance of selected existing dams in the territory of the participating states. The project development objective (PDO) will be achieved through rehabilitation and improvement of dams and improvement in central and state-level institutional capacity to sustainably manage dam safety administration and operation and maintenance. In order to guarantee that the project objective and scope can be achieved, the closing date extension will ensure that the project has a sufficiently long implementation period to complete the rehabilitation and modernization works on the 223 dams and to carry out the necessary capacity building of staff of the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Water Resources Departments (WRD) in the four participating states. The development of capacity will not only benefit the project dams but will ensure better management, operation, and maintenance of all the dams in the four stats. A workshop was conducted on December 7, 2011, with participation of management and senior staff of CWC and all four WRDs. The workshop validated that the project objective, scope, and implementation arrangements are all still very important and relevant and all implementing agencies are ready to start project implementation immediately after effectiveness of the project. This will be the first extension of the project.
The revised development objective of Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management Project in India, is to strengthen the capacity of selected state pollution control agencies in the remediation of polluted sites and to support development of a framework to establish a national program for the remediation of polluted sites. This restructuring extends the closing date of the project from September 30, 2015 to September 15, 2017 . The component costs are being revised as a result of the cancellation of approximately 10 million US dollars from the International Development Association (IDA) Credit account in December 2013 and of the proposed cancellation of 10.50 US million dollars from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Loan account through current restructuring.
The objective of Additional Financing for the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for India is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa to cyclone and other hydro meteorological hazards. The additional financing will be used to scale up risk mitigation project activities and their impact and development effectiveness in the context of the October 2013 cyclone that hit the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. These aims will be targeted through expanded activities under component B (cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure) and the related incremental management and coordination support under component D (project management and implementation support). The additional financing will be processed with the following: (i) adjustment of the indicators to reflect the proposed scale up and additional activities, and (ii) closing date of October 31, 2017. As a result of cyclone Phailin, the Government of India is seeking support to further finance disaster preparedness, ever more conscious of the need for cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in the vulnerable coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
The project development objective is to enhance the road connectivity of Assam by assisting the public works roads department to improve and effectively manage its road network. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is road improvement. This component will support improvement of priority sections of the secondary roads to improve state connectivity and facilitate regional integration. The second component of the project is road sector modernization and performance enhancement. This component will support implementation of the Road Sector Modernization Program (RSMP) to carry forward and deepen various institutional development initiatives already underway. The third component of the project is road safety management. This component will support building of road safety management capacity of related agencies through developing and implementing a multi-sector road safety strategy.
The development objective of the Andhra Pradesh Road Sector Project for India is to provide better quality, capacity, and safe roads to users in a sustainable manner through institutional capacity of the Andhra Pradesh government in the road sector. Since March 23, 2010, and during the course of implementation, the exchange rate of Indian rupee (INR) versus United States (U.S.) dollar has significantly decreased from INR 49 to U.S. $1 at the appraisal to INR 62 to U.S. $1 in December 2013. Thus, this restructuring, will change the savings of U.S. $56 mn arising out of the change in the exchange rate.
The objectives of the Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project are: a) to increase the supply of electricity to India's national grid through the addition of renewable, low-carbon energy; and b) strengthen the institutional capacity of the borrower with respect to the preparation and implementation of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable hydropower projects. There are two components to the project. The first component is construction of the 444 MW Project in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India; and the second component is support to capacity-building and institutional strengthening at THDC India Limited, the developer of the Project.
The objective of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project is to assist Government of India (GoI) in building national capacity for implementation of comprehensive coastal management approach in the country, and piloting the integrated coastal zone management approach in states of Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal. There are four components to the project, the first component being national ICZM capacity building. The national component will include mapping, delineation and demarcation of the hazard lines, and delineation of coastal sediment cells all along the mainland coast of India. The second component is the piloting ICZM approaches in Gujarat. This component will support capacity building of the state level agencies and institutions, including preparation of an ICZM plan for the coastal sediment cell that includes the Gulf of Kachchh, and pilot investments. The third component is the piloting ICZM approaches in Orissa. This component will include capacity building of the state level agencies and institutions, including preparation of an ICZM plan for the coastal sediment cells that include the stretches of Paradip-Dhamra and Gopalpur-Chilika, including a regional coastal process study, and pilot investments. Finally, the fourth component is the piloting ICZM approaches in West Bengal.
The objective of the Vocational Training Improvement Project for India is to improve the employment outcomes of graduates from the vocational training system, by making the design and delivery of training more demand responsive. The extension is required as mentioned above to complete the remaining tasks which could not be completed because of initial delays. Project implementation was initially delayed due to: (i) creating shared understanding among all key stakeholders on and implementation of reforms introduced by the project took time; (ii) due to delays in startup about 50 percent of the institutions have got about three years of implementation support and full five year implementation period will equip them to obtain National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) affiliation and accreditation ; (iii) initial delays in funds flow from the state finance departments to the line departments and capacity constraints slowed down the pace of implementation. However, most of the bottlenecks hindering implementation have now been overcome. Hence, implementation during the extended period is not likely to be affected by the above implementation bottlenecks, although some of the capacity challenges remain and are being addressed. No additional financing is requested.
The development objective of the Capacity Building for Urban Development Project for India is to assist the Recipient in improving the systems and skills of select urban local government bodies with respect to urban management and urban poverty reduction, as well as to support the Recipient's implementation of various urban policy and institutional reforms. This restructuring will bring the following changes: (i) a partial cancellation of United States (U.S.) 15 million dollars of the project amount leading to a revised project amount of U.S. 45 million dollars; (ii) a revision of the activities included under components one and two; and (iii) the corresponding revision of the project's results framework and disbursement schedule.
The development objective of the Coal-Fired Generation Rehabilitation Project for India is to improve energy efficiency (EE) of selected coal-fired power generation units through renovation and modernization (R and M) and improved operation and maintenance (O and M) practices. Under this restructuring, a partial International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan cancellation of United States (U.S.) 43.84 million dollars is presented as endorsed during the Tripartite Portfolio Review Meeting (TPRM) held on January 30, 2014 with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance in New Delhi.
The development objective of the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project for India is to improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of health services delivery in Uttar Pradesh by strengthening the state health department's management and systems capacity. There are two components to the project. The first component is strengthening the department of health's management and accountability systems. This component will support (i) strengthening strategic planning functions in the health department, working closely with the recently established Health and Knowledge Resource Center (HKRC) in the family welfare department; (ii) improving use of data for program management in collaboration with the existing Electronic Data Processing (EDP) cell in the department and expanding its scope to function as a Data Resource Center (DRC); (iii) strengthening the use of financial information for improved decision making through the existing accounting and auditing systems for treasury and society funds, and strengthening of procurement and supply chain management systems; and (iv) introducing and strengthening action research to introduce community assessment of health and health care at the local level and introducing provider incentives in the public sector. The second component is improving the department of health's capacity to perform its quality assurance role and more effectively engage the private sector. This component will support (i) strengthening the institutional capacity for service quality improvement and regulatory capacity, which would include establishment of, and capacity building for, the Quality Assurance (QA), Environment Management (EM) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP) cells in the directorate of health; (ii) improvement of quality of service delivery at public sector hospitals to enable accreditation under the National Accreditation Boa
The objective of the Financing Energy Efficiency at Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Project for India is to increase demand for energy efficiency investments in target micro, small and medium enterprise clusters and to build their capacity to access commercial finance. There are four components to the project, the first component being activities to build capacity and awareness for energy efficiency (EE). This component will focus on increasing awareness of EE at the cluster and plant level on a large scale through the implementation of outreach and mobilization efforts, dissemination of information on successful projects and packaging potential investment proposals in EE for financing by local banks or other sources in five designated clusters. The second component is the activities to increase investment in EE. This component shall contribute to the growth of energy efficiency investments in the Indian MSMEs sector that are financed from local commercial financing sources through project development support and through deployment of performance linked grants for demonstration purposes. The third component is the knowledge management. The knowledge management effort will include the provision of resources and manpower for broad Global Environmental Facility (GEF) program evaluation and analysis of cross cutting energy efficiency issues with the goal of ensuring effective implementation and replication of not just this individual project, but of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)'sentire GEF funded programmatic effort. Finally, the fourth component is the project management support.
The objective of the Coal Fired Generation Rehabilitation Project for India is to improve energy efficiency of selected coal-fired power generation units through renovation and modernization (R&M) and improved operations and maintenance (O&M). The global environmental objective of the project is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficient rehabilitation of coal-fired power plants. There are two components to the project, the first component being Energy Efficient Renovation and Modernization (EE R&M) pilots. This component will renovate and modernize 640 Mega Watts (MW) of old coal-fired power generation capacity to demonstrate energy efficient rehabilitation approaches. Energy efficient R&M of generation units will go beyond the typical Indian practice, of restoring original generation capacity, life-extension, and improving availability, by also modifying (or replacing) some equipment and systems to enable the unit to operate with higher fuel efficiency. This component will also explore and demonstrate approaches for successful implementation of R&M projects (with a focus on energy efficiency) by addressing barriers, including through early identification and mitigation of risks. Finally, the second component is the technical assistance. The technical assistance component of the project is aimed at providing support in implementation of EE R&M pilots, developing a pipeline of EE R&M interventions, addressing barriers to EE R&M projects and strengthening institutional capacities of implementing agencies for improved operation and maintenance practices.
The proposed change involves (i) the cancellation of the Pune City Demonstration Project under Component 2 of the Project and reallocation of the GEF+IBRD funds from Pune, Government of Maharashtra to Hubli-Dharwad, Government of Karnataka, a new city being inducted into India Sustainable Urban Transport Project, (ii) the cancellation of other works and goods associated with implementation of the bus rapid transit system in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Government of Maharashtra (under sub-component (3b) and Goods under subcomponent (3) of Part 2B of the Project) and reallocation to Hubli-Dharwad, Government of Karnataka (iii) an increase in the financing percentage for consultants services and training under Part I of the Project on Capacity Development Assistance for Urban Transport (Component IB) in the GEF Grant Agreement from 91 percent to 100 percent for reasons of processing ease, and (iv) an extension in the Closing Date of the Project from November 30, 2014 to November 30, 2015. This is necessary to accommodate the new project.
The development objectives of the Andhra Pradesh Water Sector Improvement Project for India are: (i) to improve irrigation service delivery on a sustainable basis so as to increase productivity of irrigated agriculture in the Nagarjuna Sagar Scheme (NSS), and (ii) to strengthen the state's institutional capacity for multi-sectoral planning, development and management of its water resources. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is improving irrigation service delivery in NSS. This component focuses on improving the irrigation service delivery in the NSS through the rehabilitation and modernization of the scheme's infrastructure, effective participation of Water User Organization (WUO), increased cost recovery, ensuring full provision of operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, improved delivery of irrigation water to WUOs at all levels as per their share determined by the Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Regulatory Commission (APWRRC), and implementation of improved water management practices and instruments. The second component of the project is irrigated agriculture intensification and diversification. This component aims at increasing farmer incomes in the NSS by improving productivity, diversification, and profitability of field and horticultural crops, livestock, fisheries, and other production activities. This will be achieved by adoption of improved production technologies and efficient on-farm water management practices, strengthening of agriculture support services, and by making agricultural production more demand-driven and better aligned with the emerging market opportunities. Expected results from this component are: (i) increased cropping intensity, (ii) increased crop diversity, and (iii) increased productivity of field and vegetable crops, livestock, and fish. The third component of the project is water sector insti
The objective of the Andhra Pradesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for India is to assist Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) in improving rural water supply and sanitation services through progressive decentralization, community participation, and enhanced accountability. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is capacity and sector development. This component will support the building of institutional capacity for implementing, managing and sustaining the project activities, along with sector development studies to inform policy decisions. The second component of the project is infrastructure development. This component will support improvements in water supply and sanitation services in the project habitations through new infrastructure or rehabilitating and augmenting existing schemes, integrated with source strengthening measures and sanitation programs. The third component of the project is project implementation support. This component supports the setting-up and operationalizing the project support unit for implementing the project, including the establishment of the monitoring and evaluation system and sector information system.
The objective of the Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project for India is to enhance economic opportunities and empowerment of the rural poor, with a focus on women and marginalized groups, in the 17 targeted districts of Rajasthan. Despite recent improvements, the project remains a year behind its scheduled implementation and project spending continues to lag substantially. In addition, as a result of the depreciation of the Indian Rupee against the US Dollar- from INR 50 to US $1 at the appraisal of project financing to INR 62 to US$1 in January 2014, there is substantial savings in the project. It is proposed to cancel the equivalent of US$40 million from the original IDA credit (IDA 4859) of $162.9 million.
The development objective of the North East Rural Livelihoods Project for India is to improve rural livelihoods, especially that of women, unemployed youths and the most disadvantaged, in the participating North Eastern States. There are four components to the project. The first component is social empowerment. The objective of this component is to empower the rural communities, create sustainable institutions so that they manage common activities around microfinance, livelihoods and natural resource management. The second component is economic empowerment. The objective of this component is to develop the capacity of rural communities to plan and manage funds for various economic initiatives and common public-good activities. Third component is partnership development. The objective of this component is to partner with various service providers, resource institutions and public and private sector organizations to bring resources such as finance, technology, and marketing into the project so that the community groups and organizations are able to improve their livelihoods. The fourth component is project management. The component will facilitate various governance, implementation, coordination, learning and quality enhancement efforts in the project.
The objective of the Kerala Local Government and Service Delivery Project for India is to enhance and strengthen the institutional capacity of the local government system in Kerala to deliver services and undertake basic administrative and governance functions more effectively and in a sustainable manner. The project will have four components. Component one will provide Gram Panchayats (GPs) and Municipalities with additional discretionary funds to provide increased resources for expanded local investment for the creation, maintenance and operation of capital assets in a manner which incentivizes the strengthening of their institutional capacity. Component two will provide capacity-building inputs to strengthen and supplement the existing systems and human resource of Municipalities and GPs to enhance their institutional performance. Component three will strengthen the system of performance monitoring of GPs and Municipalities in Kerala. Component four will support project management.
The development objective of the Bihar Panchayat Strengthening Project for India is to support the state government in promoting inclusive, responsive and accountable Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) in six districts. There are five components to the project. The first component is Panchayat Sarkar Bhawan. This component involves construction and making functional Panchayat Sarkar Bhawans in approximately 300 gram panchayats. The second component is capacity building for Panchayat Raj Institutions. This component builds panchayats' core institutional competencies to empower them to achieve substantive development outcomes. The component also engages communities and citizens, through training, mobilization, and media, to participate in local governance and to hold panchayats accountable. The third component is strengthening the state government capacity to manage a gradual decentralization and empowerment process. This component will strengthen the state government capacity to manage a gradual decentralization and empowerment process. The fourth component is panchayat performance grant. The annual best panchayat grant will reward exceptional panchayats that are inclusive, responsive and accountable. The recipients of the grant will be selected on a competitive basis. The competition criteria will include core institutional quality indicators related to how a panchayat runs its administration, how it interacts with its citizens, and how it manages resources and promotes local development. The competition will be based on objective information collected through the project information system with a validation process. Annually, the project will recognize the best gram panchayat in each district and block, and award them block grants, which are significantly higher than what they currently receive. The project will support this league of good panchayats to develop high im
The objective of the National Rural Livelihood Project for India is to establish efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor that enables them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and selected public services. There is also no change in the components within the project. While there is no change in the indicators, result values have changed in the Result Framework due to the proposed scaling down of the project. Results framework has been revised to incorporate for extension of the project by a year. It is now proposed to shift the focus of the project implementation to the state level with all project components and eligible expenditures/investments within them, being available for financing at the state level. Consequently, the investments at the GoI level are being reduced. The role of the GoI will therefore be more in the nature of project coordination, limited technical assistance, disbursement and monitoring. As the total financing is reduced, funds have been reallocated between the components. More rigorous criteria for fund allocation to the participating States will be followed and a fully operational SRLM will be a precondition for a participating state to receive project funds. The disbursement schedule over the balance period of the project has also been modified. The Financing Agreement of the project will be modified to accommodate all the above changes and will form the basis for the implementation of the restructured project.
The development objective of North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India is to increase the delivery of electricity at the boundaries of the power distribution network in the participating states in the North Eastern Region. This project has two components. 1) The first component, Priority Investments for Strengthening Intrastate Transmission, Subtransmission, and Distribution Systems, will include priority investments for strengthening and augmenting the intrastate transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution networks by upgrading old and constructing new 220 kilovolt,132 kilovolt, 66 kilovolt, and 33 kilovolt lines and associated substations in each of the six participating states. 2) The second component, Technical Assistance for Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening (CBIS) of Power Utilities and Departments of Participating States, will provide support for capacity building of power utilities and departments across the six participating states.
The development objective of the Rajasthan Road Sector Modernization Project for India is to improve rural connectivity, enhance road safety, and strengthen road sector management capacity of the state of Rajasthan. The project has three components. The first component is rural connectivity improvement. This component will support construction of about 2500 kilometer (km) rural roads to provide connectivity to about 1,300 revenue villages with population between 250 and 499 people in the areas of the state not covered by Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and introduce good practices of cost effective low volume technologies. The second component is road sector modernization and performance enhancement. This component will support implementation of a road sector modernization plan (RSMP) in the following key areas: improved policy framework; modernization of engineering practices and business procedures; sustainable asset management; institutional and human resource development; preparing a pipeline of feasible projects for implementation; and enhancing governance and accountability in public works department (PWD). The third component is road safety management. This component will support the strengthening of road safety management systems in Rajasthan with the objective of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries from traffic accidents in the state.
The objective of the National AIDS Control Support Project for India is to increase safe behaviors among high risk groups in order to contribute to the national goal of reversal of the HIV epidemic by 2017. The project has three components. (1) Scaling up targeted prevention interventions component will support the scaling up of Targeted Interventions (Tis) with the aim of reaching out to the hard to reach population groups who do not yet access and use the prevention services of the program, and saturate coverage among the High Risk Groups (HRGs). In addition, this component will support the bridge population, i.e. migrants and truckers. (2) Behavior change communications will include: (i) communication programs into society and to encourage normative changes aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination in society at large, and in health facilities specifically, as well as to increase demand and effective utilization of testing and counseling services; (ii) financing of a research and evaluation agency to assess the cost-effectiveness and program impact of behavior change communications activities; and (iii) establish and evaluate a helpline at the national and state level to further increase access to information and services. (3) Institutional strengthening component will support innovations to enhance performance management including fiduciary management, such as the use of the computerized financial management system, at national and state levels.
The development objective of the Second Kerala State Transport Project for India is to improve condition, traffic flow and road safety with a focus on vulnerable road users on selected roads in Kerala. The project has three components. The first component is road network upgrading and safety improvement. This component will include upgrading 363 km of strategically important state highways to complete network connectivity in the state with the objective of reducing travel time between key socio-economic centers. This component has following two sub-components: (A1) this sub-component will include the associated pre-construction activities including resettlement and utility relocation, environmental management and supervision and quality control services; and (A2) this sub-component will include upgrading 82 km state highway through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) modified annuity concession to pilot the approach in the state. The second component is road safety management. This component will support the strengthening of road safety management systems in Kerala with the objective of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes in the state. The third component is institutional strengthening. The objective of this component is to improve the sustainability of Kerala?s state road network with respect to its functional adequacy, financial viability and capacity of key state road sector institutions to deliver road infrastructure and services that are responsive to road user needs. The following two sub-components will be financed: (a) road sector modernization; and (b) community engagement and road user satisfaction.
The objective of the Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization Project for India is to provide city-wide access to a continuous piped water supply in eligible cities in the state of Karnataka and to strengthen service delivery arrangements at the city level. There are four components to the project, the first component being capital investment program. These component include bulk capacity augmentation; enhancing capacity or resilience of transmission/feeder mains; treatment plant renovations/capacity enhancement; pump station upgrades; service reservoir improvements; distribution network sectorization; pipeline rehabilitation/replacement; water meters for bulk supplies and consumer consumption; replacement of house connections; and new connections to low-income households. The second component is the institution building. The third component is the technical assistance for sector development. The project will support activities aimed at strengthening impact evaluation and social accountability for urban water sector in the state: project impact evaluation; improving social accountability; and improved dam management. Finally, the fourth component is the project management. This component finances activities to ensure efficient and effective project implementation. This includes, for example, equipment to establish Project Management Unit (PMU)/Project Implementation Unit (PIU) offices, consultants to support technical evaluations, third-party monitoring, expert reviewer, safeguards, and fiduciary auditing, construction quality assurance, stakeholder communications and others.
The development objective of the Second Phase of Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project for India is to increase the efficiency of natural resource use and productivity of rain fed agriculture by participating communities in selected micro watersheds of the state of Uttarakhand. The project has four components. The first component, social mobilization and participatory watershed planning will finance goods, works, and services to support: (a) mobilization of gram panchayats (GPs) in order to prepare integrated and coordinated GP watershed development plans (WDPs) including the identification of specific interventions to increase effective land use and water resource management and develop agriculture and income-generation activities; and development of watershed treatment plans to guide the preparation and implementation of GPWDPs. The second component, watershed treatment and rain fed area development will finance subprojects and associated goods, works, and services to support the implementation of the GPWDPs. It has following two sub-components: (a) watershed treatment and water source sustainability; and (b) rain fed agriculture development. The third component, enhancing livelihood opportunities will finance subprojects and associated goods, works, and services to farmer federations (FFs) to develop agribusinesses in high-value crops. It has following three sub-components: (a) agribusiness support; (b) support for vulnerable groups; and (c) consolidation of Gramya I activities. The fourth component, knowledge management and project coordination will finance goods, works, services, and incremental operating costs to support the strengthening of the institutional capacity and knowledge management of the project implementing entity, GPs and FFs for the implementation and management of the project. It comprises of following two sub-components: (a) kn
The development objectives of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project (APL2) for India are to: (1) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality and higher freight throughput on the 393 km Kanpur-Mughal Sarai section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC); and (2) develop institutional capacity of DFCCIL to build, maintain and operate the entire DFC network. The project has two components: (a) design, construction and commissioning of the Kanpur-Mughal Sarai section of the Eastern DFC consisting of 393 km of double-track electrified railway designed for freight only train operations with 25-ton axle-load (upgradable to 32.5 ton axle loads) at 100 km/h; and (b) continuing the provision of institutional support to assist DFCCIL to develop its capability to best utilize heavy-haul freight rail systems.
The objective of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for low income states for India is to improve piped water supply and sanitation services for selected rural communities in the target states through decentralized delivery systems and to increase the capacity of the participating states to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The project consists of the following components: 1) capacity building and sector development; 2) infrastructure development; 3) project management support; and 4) contingency emergency response. The first component supports the building of institutional capacity for implementing, managing and sustaining project activities. The infrastructure development component supports investments for improving water supply and sanitation coverage, including construction of new infrastructure and rehabilitation and augmentation of existing schemes. The third component includes project management support to the various entities at the national, state, district, and village levels for implementing the project, including staffing, consultancy and equipment costs, and internal and external financial audits. The final component deals with the utilization of resources from unallocated expenditure and allows the Government to request the Bank to re-categorize and reallocate financing from other project components to partially cover emergency response and recovery costs in the event of an emergency or crisis.
The objective of the Partial Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency (PRSF) Project is to assist India in achieving energy savings with mobilization of commercial finance and participation of energy service companies. This project consists of two components. The first component supports establishing and operating the Facility to provide Sub-Guarantees to Sub-Financiers and developing energy efficiency markets through end-to-end solutions and measurement and verification (M&V) activities. The partial risk sharing facility for energy efficiency is managed by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), funded from a Global Environment Facility (GEF) contribution and backstopped by a Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Guarantee, in the form of contingent finance. Component two supports technical assistance, capacity building, and operations support comprising, among other things, the following activities: i. Carrying out market development, Project management, awareness building, and outreach to beneficiaries and stakeholders. ii. Undertaking legal due diligence and dispute resolution involving Sub-Projects. iii. Developing and maintaining the Facility?s website and online presence; a management information system; and other reporting systems. iv. Developing standard appraisal and transaction documents, reporting templates, energy efficient guidelines, strengthening Project report generation, capacity building and training, and online support. v. Providing technical assistance and capacity building for Participating Financial Institutions, Energy Service Companies, and Beneficiaries. The above two components are designed to strengthen the market-driven energy efficiency ecosystem conditions necessary for addressing EE market barriers and development objectives identified in Section II. Both SIDBI and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) are leading institutions
The objective of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change Project for India is to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm based livelihoods to cope with climate variability and change. The project has 3 components. (1) Planning, service provision and implementation of climate change adaptation component will support risk assessment, planning, service provision and implementation of climate adaptation interventions. The key activities include: (i) community-led risk assessment and participatory planning of climate adaptation interventions; (ii) provision of strategic climate change adaptation services through knowledge assimilation and partnerships with resource institutions; and (iii) implementation of climate adaptation interventions in agriculture by community institutions (self-help groups/federations) utilizing the Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) grants upon approval of a community adaptation plan. (2) Scaling and mainstreaming community-based climate adaptation component will enable support and build capacity for the implementation of climate adaptation interventions, and to develop the strategy for scaling up. Key activities include: (i) capacity building of National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) national and state staff and creation of a cadre of Community Resource Persons (CRPs); (ii) building knowledge support system for climate adaptation including policy inputs for scaling-up of the community-based climate adaptation approach within the NRLM. (3) Project management and impact evaluation component will invest in: (i) establishment of climate adaptation units staffed with full-time professionals within the NRLM and the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLMs) of the participating states; (ii) establishment of a monitoring system and evaluation arrangements (baseline, mid-term and end-of-term); (iii) fiduciary, envi
The development objective of the Enhancing teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Operation of India is to improve the effectiveness of elementary school teachers in Bihar. The Operation Results Chain below represents a plausible relationship describing how the inputs and activities will lead or contribute to the expected outcomes. The Operation outcomes are outlined and present the benefits that are expected as a result of its implementation. The Operation has some long term outcomes that are expected to be achieved by 2018-19, that is: (i) enhanced teacher effectiveness; and (ii) accountable teacher management with strengthened governance systems. The Operation is expected to achieve some shorter term objectives of improving teacher performance and attendance; robust program management and strong fiduciary systems; and student learning assessment tracking made more regular. The outputs of the Program will be monitored annually through the Results Framework and are therefore synchronized with the DLI matrix. The TA component that will contribute to the achievement of short and long term Operation outcomes through: (i) strengthening program implementation capacities in the three implementing agencies (DRT, BSEIDC and SCERT); and (ii) supporting monitoring and evaluation systems.
The development objective of the Neeranchal National Watershed Project for India is to support integrated watershed management program (IWMP) through technical assistance to improve incremental conservation outcomes and agricultural yields for communities in selected sites, and adoption of more effective processes and technologies into the broader IWMP in participating states. The project comprises of four components. The first component, central institutional and capacity building will strengthen institutions and human resources of key national stakeholders, particularly the department of land resources (DoLR), for more effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M and E), and reporting of watershed management programs. It includes following four sub-components: (i) capacity building and institutional development at national level; (ii) national information and data center; (iii) communications; and (iv) M and E. The second component, national innovation will support the application of innovative, science-based knowledge, tools, and approaches to underpin improvements to IWMP around watershed planning and implementation, agricultural intensification, climate change, rural livelihoods, and hydrology, based on identified needs of the states, communities, and farmers. It includes following two sub-components: (i) agricultural performance, rural livelihoods, and climate change innovations; and (ii) decision support systems and data bases for hydrology and watershed management. The third component, IWMP implementation support in participating states will provide intensive, science-based technical assistance to improve IWMP operational effectiveness, convergence and integration with other government programs, and measurable impacts on the ground in selected sites in participating states. It consists of following six sub-components: (i) support for improv
The development objective of the Ecosystem Services Improvement Project for India is to improve forest quality, land management and non-timber forest produce (NTFP) benefits for forest dependent communities in selected landscapes in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The proposed Global Environment Facility (GEF) project will be implemented in close coordination with Green India Mission (GIM) on three components: (1) capacity building (training and technical assistance); (2) enhancement of forest carbon stocks through forest quality improvement approaches and improved livelihoods for forest dependent communities (interventions); and (3) reversal of land degradation on private land holdings and common property resource lands through development of models and capacity for scaling up of sustainable land management practices (interventions). Forest and private land holdings and Common Property Resources (CPR) lands for project support and intervention will be identified within a defined landscape planning approach to facilitate ecological connectivity between ecologically important habitats and biologically richareas. A fourth component will provide project management coordination. 1) The objective of the first component is to enhance the capacity and skills of the State Forest Departments, the Forest Development Agencies, and local communities for improving management of forest and land resources and ensuring the delivery of sustainable benefits to local communities that depend on these resources. 2) The objective of the second component is to improve the quality and productivity of the existing forests so as to ensure sustained flows of ecosystem services and carbon sequestration, and to ensure the sustainable harvesting and value addition of NTFP to provide economic benefits to forest dependent communities that promote conservation and improve ecological connectivity be
The objective of the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project for India is increasing the resilience of coastal communities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, to a range of hydrometeorological and geophysical hazards along with improving project implementation entities? capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The project has five components. The first component is vulnerability reduction. The objective of this component is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities through infrastructure such as permanent houses, evacuation shelters and routes, and resilient electrical networks. It has following three sub-components: (i) resilient housing; (ii) evacuation shelters, routes and early warning systems; and (iii) cyclone resilient electrical network. The second component is sustainable fisheries. The objective of this component is to address gaps in the context of a long term vision for the fisheries sector. The component aims at upgrading infrastructure, developing an approach for co-management of fisheries and addressing safety at sea. This component has following two sub-components: (a) fishing infrastructure; and (b) Second Fisheries Management for Sustainable Livelihood (FIMSUL II). The third component is capacity building in disaster risk management. This component will focus on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, civil society, the school education system and coastal communities through following four sub-components: (i) strengthening of state disaster management authority; (ii) Community Based Disaster Risk Management Program (CBDRM); (iii) curriculum development on disaster risk reduction for schools and training institutions; and (iv) completing preparation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) plan for Tamil Nadu, completing erection of High Tide Line (HTL) pillars
The objective of the Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project is to enable selected poor households to enhance agricultural incomes and secure increased access to human development services and social entitlements. The financing agreement for the project has not yet been signed. Government of India has requested that the financial terms offered in the extension be made available for the project. Since the extension did not specifically make such financial terms applicable to previously approved projects, approval of the Executive Directors is being sought through this restructuring paper to apply such financial terms to the project. It is pertinent to mention here that a similar restructuring paper for the sister project, India: Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project, was approved by the Board on September 22, 2015 on AoB.
The development objective of the Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project for India is to increase road capacity, enhance quality of maintenance, improve safety, and support institutional development of Tamil Nadu's core road network (CRN). The project comprises of three components. The first component, network improvement will support the up gradation and or maintenance of selected roads within the state's core road network in two phases. The second component, institutional capacity enhancement aims to implement the institutional capacity enhancement plan (ICEP) developed by the highways department (HD) and approved by Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN). The third component, road safety will support achievement of improved road safety, at two levels, in line with the recommendations of the recent review of the state's road safety management capacity.
The objective of the Third Elementary Education Project (SSA III) is to improve education outcomes of elementary school children in India. There are three components to the project, the first component being improving quality and enhancing learning outcomes. The project will provide special attention to quality improvement with inherent accountability measures that will inform the SSA program in all its dimensions, including access and equity. The second component is the strengthening monitoring and evaluation for improved accountability. The project will support a three tier strategy for assessment of learning outcomes for enhanced accountability, through provision of consulting services, training and learning materials. Finally, the third component is the enhancing access and retention for disadvantaged children.
The development objective of the Second Phase of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for India is to reduce vulnerability to cyclone and other hydro-meteorological hazards of coastal communities in project states, and increase the capacity of the state entities to effectively plan for and respond to disasters. The project comprises of four components. The first component, early warning dissemination systems (EWDS) will reduce the vulnerability of coastal areas by addressing the existing gap in dissemination of warning to the communities. The second component, cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure aim to increase the preparedness and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities through strategic infrastructure investments, that is, improving their capacity and access to emergency shelter, evacuation routes, and protecting critical infrastructure against cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards to reduce potential damages and ensure continuation of services. It consists of following six sub-components: (i) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in Goa; (ii) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in Gujarat; (iii) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in Karnataka; (iv) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in Kerala; (v) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in Maharashtra; and (vi) cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in West Bengal. The third component, technical assistance for multi-hazard risk management aims to improve the quality of available information on multi hazard risks for decision making, and strengthen multi-hazard risk management at a national level. It consists of following five sub-components: (i) multi-hazard risk modeling and assessment; (ii) strengthening emergency recovery capacity; (iii) enhancing the capacity for disaster risk management and response in non-coastal states; (iv) hydro-meteorological resilience action plans; and
The objective of the Technology Center Systems Program Project for India is to enhance the productivity of Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise, or MSMEs by improving their access to technology and business advisory services as well as skilled workers through systems of financially sustainable Technology Centers (TCs). There are three components to the project, the first component being technical assistance to the existing and new technology centers. The TCs and their private sector clients will benefit, for the duration of the program, from the technical assistance of world class firms that will provide superior technology related inputs with respect to the technological and business needs. These two streams of technical assistance will run in parallel and inform each other under the guidance of industry specific joint working groups comprising the main industry leaders and representatives. The second component is the investments to develop new and upgrade existing technology centers. Finally, the third component is the technical assistance to the MSME Ministry for Program implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). The M&E system will include, in particular, independent surveys of customers and stakeholders (including potential private competitors to the TCs) to assess the transformative impact of the program, as well as to ensure there is no significant crowding-out of the private sector. Such surveys will be designed and launched during the first year of program implementation.
The objective of the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project for India is to restore housing, rural connectivity and build resilience of communities in Uttarakhand and increase the technical capacity of the state entities to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. There are six components to the project, the first component being resilient infrastructure reconstruction. The objective of this component is to focus on the immediate needs of reconstruction of damaged houses and public buildings. The aim is to reduce the vulnerability of the affected population and restore access to the basic services of governance. The second component is the rural road connectivity. The objective of this component is to restore the connectivity lost due to the disaster through the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges including: village roads, Other District Roads (ODRs), bridle roads and bridle bridges. The third component is the technical assistance and capacity building for disaster risk management. The objective of this component is to enhance the capabilities of government entities and others in risk mitigation and response. The fourth component is the financing disaster response expenses. This component will support the financing of eligible expenses already incurred by the state during the immediate post-disaster response period. The fifth component is the implementation support. This component will support the incremental operating costs of the project, including the operation of the Project Management Unit (PMU) and the respective Project Implementation Units (PIUs). Finally, the sixth component is the contingency emergency response.
The development objective of the Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project for India is to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities in targeted destinations. The project comprises of four components. The first component, destination planning and governance aims to test new approaches and establish the institutional structures, policies, and coordination mechanisms necessary for bringing together the public and private sectors and local communities for effective destination-level tourism planning and governance. The second component, tourist products development and management aims to enhance the tourist experience while simultaneously contributing to improving local living conditions and livelihood opportunities by transforming existing tourist attractions into tourist products that incorporate local communities both physically and economically. The third component, support to local economic development aims to improve the linkages of those involved in the productive and creative economies with the tourism value chain in the project target areas by providing advisory, technical assistance, and financing. The fourth component, project management aims to provide the necessary technical, advisory, and financial support for the adequate implementation, management, and coordination of the project using country system.
The objective of the Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project is to build capacity for results-focused road safety management in Uttar Pradesh and to improve traffic flows and safety for all road users on selected corridors of the state core road network. There are four components to the project, the first component being network improvement. The Network Improvement component will include pavement strengthening, upgrading (widening and strengthening), and maintenance of about 500 kms high priority SH corridors, part of the defined Core Road Network (CRN). The component shall include civil works, rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R); and associated consulting services and goods. The second component is the Institutional Strengthening of PWD. The main focus of the project in developing the institutional capacity of PWD will be on strengthening asset management practices, which will lead to better planning and prioritization of investments on an objective basis, and on improving the quality management system of PWD. The activities under this component include the operationalization of the Road Asset Management System (RAMS), integrated with Geographic Information System database. The project will support the RAM Division effort in expanding the scope of the data, improving information on traffic volumes and axle loading and extending the analytical capability of the RAMS. The third component is the road safety. This project will support the GoUP in strengthening road safety leadership, policy and coordination arrangements across the state, and the application of the Safe System approach, which places the emphasis on results-focused road safety management, with agreed targets in reduction of road deaths towards Zero Vision and with public accountability of lead agency and agencies in charge of road safety management. This component includes three subcomponents
The development objective of the Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project for India s to improve access to quality health services, particularly in the hilly districts of the state, and to expand health financial risk protection for the residents of Uttarakhand. The project will have two components. The first component, Innovations in engaging the private sector will finance engagement with the private sector in the delivery of health care services, as well as in health care financing. This component will expand access to services by creating integrated, technology-enabled health system architecture with enhanced focus and availability of primary care, emergency care, and necessary referral services. It will also expand financial protection by defining a benefit package of primary care services for child and adolescent care and for the management of National Competitive Bidding (NCDs). The first component includes two subcomponents. (i) innovations in integrated delivery of healthcare services (primary, referral,and emergency care); (ii) innovations in healthcare financing;The second component, Stewardship and System Improvement will strengthen the Government’s capacity to engage effectively with the private sector, and therefore, enable the Government to provide effective stewardship to improve the quality of services in the entire health system, particularly in its capacity to effectively pursue the innovations being planned under this project. The component will focus on strengthening the institutional structures for stewardship and service delivery and augmenting the state’s human resource capacity, so that the necessary skillsets required for effective implementation of the project and the state’s health programs are available. The strengthened capacity will serve beyond the activities of this project, as it will contribute to the Government’s stewardship r
The objective of the Accelerating Universal Access to Early and Effective Tuberculosis (TB) Care Project is to support the aims of India's national strategic plan for tuberculosis control to expand the provision and utilization of quality diagnosis and treatment services for people suffering from tuberculosis. There are three components to the project, the first component being new strategies to reach more tuberculosis patients with earlier and more effective care in the public and private sectors. The second component is the scale-up and improves diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Finally, the third component is to expand public tuberculosis services integrated with the primary health care system. This component will focus on expanding and improving public sector TB services increasingly integrated with the government primary health care system. The IDA credit will finance activities at the national level, including for technical assistance, diagnostics, anti-TB medicines and other eligible expenditures, contributing to the following.
The development objective of the First Capacity Augmentation of the National Waterway Project for India is to enhance transport efficiency and reliability of national waterway 1 (NW-1) and augment institutional capacity for the development and management of India's inland waterway transport system in an environmentally sustainable manner. The project comprises of two components. The first component, improving the navigability of NW-1 (Haldia to Varanasi) includes six sub-components: (i) retroactive financing for detailed topographic and bathymetric surveys, preparation of technical feasibility and detailed engineering studies, preparation of environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) studies, and other supporting technical assistance and studies for project preparation, most of which have been completed; (ii) improvement of river fairway through dredging and river conservancy works; (iii) construction of permanent protection works for erosion- prone banks in selected locations, totaling up to 40 km; (iv) rehabilitation of the existing Farakka ship lock and construction of a new parallel lock to allow concurrent two-way working; (v) construction of: (i) six multimodal and inter-modal freight terminals with future provision to allow evolution as market clusters, (ii) two vessel repair and maintenance facilities, and (iii) five pairs of Ro-Ro crossings; and (vi) sixth sub-component includes: (i) navigational aids in the form of night navigation facilities and channel marking; (ii) enhancement of the existing river information service (RIS) through addition of app-based systems, an improved communication platform, and expanded user reach; (iii) support for the development of a terminal management system (TMS); and (iv) provision of other support services, for example, search and rescue, distress response and casualty incident management, and upgrading vessel and ri
The development objective of the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project for India is to restore and improve housing and public services in targeted communities of Odisha, and increase the capacity of the state entities to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The project has five components. The first component is resilient housing reconstruction and community infrastructure. It has following two sub-components: (i) housing reconstruction for the reconstruction of about 30,000 houses in the designated rural areas in the coastal belt 5 km from the high tide line (HTL) in the districts of Ganjam and Puri, and 5km from the Chilika lake boundary as defined by the survey of India in the district of Khordha; and (ii) selected community infrastructure for public infrastructure improvements to complement the housing reconstruction. The second component, urban infrastructure in Berhampur will finance investments to improve public services in Berhampur while at the same time reduce the vulnerability of its population. Improved public infrastructure will reduce vulnerability through improved drainage to reduce floods, and increasing the resilience of public service infrastructure. It has following four sub-components: (i) upgrading of slums; (ii) public service infrastructure; (iii) community participation; and (iv) technical assistance. The third component, capacity building in disaster risk management objective is to support Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) in strengthening their overall capacity towards better risk mitigation, preparedness, and disaster response, in line with global best practices. The fourth component, implementation support will finance the incremental operating costs of the project management units (PMUs) in OSDMA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H and UD), and the project implementation unit (
The objective of Additional Financing for the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for India is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa to cyclone and other hydro meteorological hazards. The additional financing will be used to scale up risk mitigation project activities and their impact and development effectiveness in the context of the October 2013 cyclone that hit the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. These aims will be targeted through expanded activities under component B (cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure) and the related incremental management and coordination support under component D (project management and implementation support). The additional financing will be processed with the following: (i) adjustment of the indicators to reflect the proposed scale up and additional activities, and (ii) closing date of October 31, 2017. As a result of cyclone Phailin, the Government of India is seeking support to further finance disaster preparedness, ever more conscious of the need for cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure in the vulnerable coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
The development objective of the Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project for India is to improve access to public services guarantee act (PSGA) services by citizens of Madhya Pradesh, and in particular by under-represented groups. The project comprises of two components. The first component, results-based financing aims to support the implementation of critical public management reforms needed to reach the results. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) access to services and citizen outreach; (ii) simplification of government services; and (iii) performance management. The second component, technical assistance will provide specialized technical assistance to support implementation of the government program and achievement of project results. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) supporting government process reengineering; (ii) enhancing information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure and strengthening ICT capacity; and (iii) strengthening project management.
The objective of the Nagaland Health Project for India is to improve health services and increase their utilization by communities in targeted locations in Nagaland. There are two components to the project, the first component being community action for health and nutrition. This component is designed to empower communities to oversee, manage, and improve HNP services and their utilization. An incentive strategy will be used whereby funding will be nutrition-related services and practices. In turn, communities will use the incentives for activities and investments that are important to them and have potential impacts on health and nutrition. The component will have a major focus on knowledge and skill building of Village Health Committees and other stakeholders at the community level, including women’s groups and Village Councils. Village Health Committees will be supported in identifying existing gaps, determining the most suitable approaches to address these gaps, developing action plans, and operationalizing those plans. Finally, the second component is the health system development. This component will support improvements in the management and delivery of health services, including both facility-specific and system-wide investments.
The development objective of the Third Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project for India is to: (a) provide additional rail transport capacity, improved service quality, and higher freight throughput on the 401 kilo meter (km) Ludhiana - Khurja section of the Eastern rail corridor; and (b) develop the institutional capacity of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCCIL) to build, maintain, and manage the DFC infrastructure network. The project comprises of two components. The first component is design, construction, and commissioning of the Ludhiana-Khurja section of the Eastern DFC consisting of 401 km of single-track electrified railway with 1500m crossing loops at approximate 10 km intervals, designed for freight only train operations with 25-ton axle-load (upgradable to 32.5 ton axle loads) at maximum speed of 100 km per hour. The second component is continuing development of DFCCIL’s and Indian Railways (IR’s) institutional capacity to build, maintain, and manage DFC lines including both technical assistance and ancillary works and equipment focusing on supporting three priority areas of operational management, commercial management (including private participation), and environmental management.
The development objective of the Assam Citizen-Centric Service Delivery Project for India is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam. The project comprises of two components. The first component, technical assistance will provide specialized technical assistance to support implementation of the government program and the achievement of the project development objective (PDO). It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening right to public services (RTPS) implementation; (ii) supporting process re-engineering in selected services; (iii) setting up public facilitation centers; and (iv) promoting citizen engagement. The second component, results-based financing aims to support the Government of Assam to implement critical public management reforms related to delivery of public services.
The development objective of the Higher Education Quality Improvement (HEI) Project for India is to improve student outcomes especially of disadvantaged groups in selected higher education institutions and to increase the effectiveness of the higher education system in Madhya Pradesh. There are three components to the project, the first component being grants support to HEIs. The grants provided under this component will also reinforce the system reforms under the project, e.g. (i) increased autonomy and accountability, and will help re-define the relationship between Department of Higher Education, or DHE and government colleges; and, (ii) pursuing National Assessment and Accreditation Council, or NAAC accreditation to benchmark quality, and (iii) a basis for seeking additional resources for quality improvement from national and state governments. The second component is the State Level Initiatives. This component supports strategic interventions to be undertaken by the state to (a) improve the system of financial support through scholarships to disadvantaged and meritorious students, (b) upgrade qualifications and skills of new and existing faculty members, (c) establish a state institute of HE training and research, and (d) extend technical assistance for strategic planning and seeking NAAC accreditation to all government HEIs. Finally, the third component is the Improving system management. The main objective of this component is to provide technical assistance to the DHE, the State Higher Education Council, or SHEC, the Project Directorate, or PD and the HEIs to strengthen their implementation capacity and sector governance and management.
The project development objective of the Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project for India is to improve urban services delivery in participating ULBs in a financially sustainable manner and to pilot improved urban management practices in selected cities. The project is comprised of three components: (i) Results Based Grants for Urban Governance; (ii) Investments in Urban Services (comprising three sub-components); and (iii) Urban Sector Technical Assistance. The first component provides results-based grants to eligible urban local bodies (ULBs) to implement new urban-management models that strengthen governance and financial sustainability. It will also provide technical assistance and project management assistance to administer and carry out the results-based grants. It will support three ULBs (Model Cities), namely, Vellore and Erode Municipal Corporations, and Hosur Municipality, in improving urban management in four areas: (i) ULB empowerment and organizational capacity; (ii) spatial / development planning; (iii) sustainable finances; and (iv) e-governance and public disclosure. The second component provides sub loans to sub borrowers by Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF) and sub grants to sub recipients by project sustainability grant fund (PSGF) to implement sub projects. These sub loans /sub-grants to participating ULBs will support improvements in a range of urban services, including water, sewerage, municipal solid waste, urban transportation, septage management, and storm water drainage, as well as support project management and supervision. The second components sub component creates a reserve fund in PSGF to provide credit enhancements for municipal bonds. Finally, the third component is aimed at strengthening Tamil Nadu?s capacity to carry out urban finance and municipal governance reforms in: (i) developing next generation municipal e-go
The Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project of India has an objective to improve water and sanitation service levels, reduce open defecation, and strengthen service delivery arrangements in targeted villages in Punjab. The project will have four components with beneficiary villages or households selected using the objective criteria. Component one will provide approximately 570 villages with poor water services and/or partially covered status will be upgraded under Subcomponent 1(a) to receive service standards similar to urban areas (10 hours water supply per day, 100 percent household connections, volumetric charging) thus triggering a transformation in village living conditions. Component two will benefit women and marginalized communities who currently do not have access to water and sanitation (toilet) in the household within existing schemes. Component three will begin to address the water quality problems that are now becoming more apparent rendering Punjab one of the most quality affected states in India. Component four will support non-infrastructure project costs.
The development objective of Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project in India is to improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women in select districts of Jharkhand. This projects consists of three components: 1) The firs component, Expanding Social, Educational, and Economic Opportunities, aims to support adolescent girls and young women of fifteen districts in Jharkhand to achieve greater social, educational, and economic empowerment. It has two sub components as follows: (i) Community-level Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women; and (ii) Institution-level Interventions for Completion of Vocational Skills Training and Education. 2) The second component, Intensive Service Delivery, will pilot and evaluate more intensive community-level service delivery models in two districts focused on increasing adolescent girls and young women’s access to educational interventions, training, and employment opportunities. It has two subcomponents as follows: (i) Enhanced Last Mile Service Delivery; and (ii) Enhanced Outreach to Hard-to-reach Populations. 3) The third component, State Capacity Building and Implementation Support, aims to support strengthening of institutional capacity and outreach of the Department of Women and Child Development and Social Security (DWCDSS) and the Jharkhand Women Development Society (JWDS) to enable effective and efficient delivery of services for AGYW in the state. It has two sub components as folows: (i) Strengthening Systems and Convergence; and (ii) Project Implementation Support.
The objective of the National Agricultural Higher Education Project for India is to support participating agricultural universities and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to Agricultural University students. There are three components to the project, the first component being support to agricultural universities. This component will finance investments by participating AUs to improve the qualityand relevance of agricultural education and research toward agricultural transformation. The component will competitively award significant additional resources to participating AUs and will finance goods, works, non-consulting services, training and consultant’s services. this component includes three subcomponents: support to AUs, centers for advanced agricultural science and technology, and ICAR innovation grants to AUs. The second component is the investment in ICAR leadership in agricultural higher education. This component will finance the carrying out of institutional reforms within ICAR in order to enhance ICAR’s effectiveness in coordinating, guiding and managing agricultural higher education and its interactions with AUs and key stakeholders nationwide through interventions that increase the quality and relevance of agricultural higher education. Finally, the third component is the project management and learning. The component will strengthen ICAR’s management capacity for project implementation, including: (a) the establishment/maintenance of a Project Implementation Unit (PIU), a Steering Committee, a Technical Committee and a Monitoring and Evaluation Cell to ensure compliance with the Project’s procurement, financial management, safeguards and reporting requirements, and the carrying out of the administration, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of IDP Grants, CAAST grants and innovation grants and/or proposals therefor; (b) the provi
The objective of the MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project in India is to improve access to finance of MSMEs in manufacturing and service sectors from early to growth stage, including through innovative financial products. The higher level objective is to support growth and employment creation through unlocking opportunities for firm growth that the financing would provide. This project is made up of three components. Component 1 (Spurring Early Stage and Risk Capital Financing) will support pioneering early stage debt financing (including angel and early stage venture debt) and also support risk capital financing to MSMEs. India?s dynamic early stage ecosystem will be supported by debt from SIDBI (and other PFIs that may be interested) to startups and early stage MSMEs. Component 2 (Supporting Service Sector Financing Models) will support products offered by PFIs and SIDBI which are better tailored for the services sector. These include SIDBI?s recently introduced products, which are a small part of SIDBI?s balance sheet at present but represent products that have the potential to grow. Among them is the introduction and scale up of innovative models of financing with customized appraisal parameters that rely on business viability and cash flow assessment (rather than typical models that rely on collateral as a primary criterion for eligibility). Component 3 (Supporting Finance to Manufacturing MSMEs) will support various manufacturing sector financing products, including the introduction of new financial products and/or financing mechanisms for the manufacturing sector. The project will also support sustainable improvements in manufacturing MSMEs, through promotion of better management practices that will support their competitiveness in India but also globally. Several activities can be envisaged, such as: (i) Loan Extension Services (LES) to MSMEs:
The development objective of the Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project for India is to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh, to increase the productivity, quality, and market access of selected horticulture commodities. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Horticulture Production and Diversification, aims to enhance horticultural competitiveness at the farm level by supporting access to knowledge, technology and finance in order to increase long term productivity and farm incomes in an environment marked by changing market patterns and increased climate variability.2) The second component, Value Addition and Agro-enterprise Development, aims to improve value realization at the farm level, promote investments in agribusiness, fostering backward and forward linkages in the value chains for horticulture products, support supply chain infrastructure that prevents wastage and value erosion; and enable secondary and tertiary processing that create higher value for the produce. 3) The third component, Market Development, aims to provide an improved platform for market-related information and intelligence, expand market access through alternative marketing channels, enhance transparency in the price discovery process, and improve market infrastructure. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, Monitoring and Learning, will ensure the effective implementation of the project activities and monitor and evaluate project implementation progress, outputs and outcomes, building on implementation experience.
The objective of the Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project for India is to enable selected poor households to enhance agricultural incomes and secure increased access to human development services and social entitlements. There are five components to the project, the first component being value chain development. The objective of this component is to increase the income of 250,000 small and marginal farmers by at least 50 percent through productivity enhancement and improved market access. This component will work with those small and marginal producers who have built up productive assets, have previously participated in productivity improvement, and have the potential to exploit growth opportunities for high value commodities such as red gram, milk, poultry, small ruminants, fisheries, turmeric, cashew, and coffee. The second component is the human development. This project takes a very innovative approach towards human development, which is very different from the work previously done by SERP in this area and focuses on convergence with the line departments. The third component is the access to social protection services and entitlements. As a complement to the Government of Andhra Pradesh program to strengthen technology enabled services, this component aims to improve the coverage and service delivery of social protection entitlements to 500,000 of the poorest households. This component will be in alignment with the roll out strategies of the respective line departments that are responsible for those entitlements. The fourth component is the mission support, ICT and partnerships. This component will support the missions recently launched by the government to ensure real time analytics, open data systems and feedback-based policy development at the state level. Finally, the fifth component is the project implementation support. The objective of this compone
The development objective of the National Hydrology Project for India is to improve the extent, quality, and accessibility of water resources information and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources management institutions in India. The project comprises of four components. The first component, water resources monitoring systems will finance the establishment and modernization of new and existing hydromet monitoring systems including meteorology, streamflow, groundwater, and water storage measurements, and construction of hydro-informatics centers that capture both water resources and uses. It consists of three sub-components: (i) hydromet observation networks; (ii) supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for water infrastructure; and (iii) establishment of hydro-informatics centers. The second component, water resources information systems will support the strengthening of national and subnational water information centers with web-enabled water resources information systems (WRISs) through standardization of databases and products from various data sources and departments and make comprehensive, timely, and integrated water resources information available to decision makers for effective planning, decision making, and operations. It consists of two sub-components: (i) national WRIS; and (ii) regional and sub national WRIS. The third component, water resources operations and planning systems will support the development of interactive analytical tools and decision support platform that will integrate database, models, and scenario management for hydrological flood forecasting, integrated reservoir operations, and water resources accounting for improved operation, planning, and management of both surface water and groundwater. It consists of three sub-components: (i) development of analytical tools and decision-support platforms; (ii) pu
India has been one of the fastest growing economies during the last decade. Between 2004 and 2011, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded at a rate of 8.3 percent per year while poverty declined by an average of 2.5 percentage points per year, a pace significantly faster than earlier periods. Poverty reduction was supported by higher economic growth and greater responsiveness of poverty to growth, including through the expansion of social programs. Increases in non-farm wage employment, especially in construction, greater rural-urban integration, and higher rural wage growth were amongst the key drivers. However, in the more recent period since 2012, a slowdown in rural real wage growth and volatility in construction activity may have had a sobering effect on the pace of poverty reduction. At the same time, acceleration of growth to 7.3 percent in 2015, if sustained, may lead to further gains for the poor. Maintaining the growth momentum, and increasing the responsiveness of poverty reduction to growth, is an India’s key challenge going forward. The overall experience of the past national sanitation programs offer several lessons. First, eliminating OD will not be achieved through a top-down approach of constructing toilets. Instead, it needs to be driven by changing behavior at the community level. This requires complementary ‘soft’ interventions such as interpersonal communication of hygiene messages. Second, the implementation of SBM-G is being conducted by the states, and therefore the role of MDWS is to support states with allocation of funds and incentives for achievement of programs goals and objectives. This role is proposed to be expanded to provide additional capacity building and technical support to the implementing institutions in the states. Third, by recognizing and incentivizing good performance of states and their implementing agencies, especially GPs,
The development objective of the Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project for India is to increase solar generation capacity through the establishment of large-scale solar parks in the country. The project has two components. First component, shared infrastructure for solar parks will cover financing for shared infrastructure, such as, access roads, water supply anddrainage, telecommunications, pooling station inside the solar parks and transmission lines connecting these internal pooling stations to the external substation that may or may not be at the periphery of the park, feeding into the national or state grid. The scope of investments covered will depend on the modality and approach adopted by the respective selected state for developing the solar parks. While some states intend to provide a full range of infrastructure services to the selected private-sector developers, others intend to provide only pooling stations to facilitate internal evacuation. In most solar parks, project developers or generators will be responsible for the interconnection of each plot in the solar park with pooling stations, using suitable voltage for underground or overhead cable. Second component, technical assistance will provide capacity -building support to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), the SNAs in the states where selected solar parks are located, and the selected state PIAs, which will include the State Nodal Agency (SNA) and/or Joint Venture (JV) companies or state agencies across the participating states. Specifically for the state PIAs, although their role and mandate is growing rapidly to meet the Government of India’s ambitious renewable-energy targets, they have limited capacity and experience to deliver on these mandates.
The development objective of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Project for India is to enhance quality and equity in participating engineering education institutes and improve the efficiency of the engineering education system in focus states. The project will support two components: (a) Improving quality and equity in engineering institutes in focus states will focus on improving quality and equity in engineering education in all government and government-aided colleges and technical universities, including the ATUs, in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory [UT]), LIS, states in the North East of India, and hill states. These states and UT have been chosen to ensure equitable development of the engineering education system across the country, given their lower performance relative to well performing states (referred to as “other states” throughout). It has three sub-components. (i) institutional development for participating institutes; (ii) widening impact through ATUs; and (iii) twinning arrangements to build capacity and improve performance of participating institutes. (b) system-level initiatives to strengthen sector governance and performance will support the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and key apex bodies in engineering education, including the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA), to strengthen sector governance, management, accountability mechanisms and performance in the overall system of engineering education.
The development objectives of Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project for India are to improve the quality and relevance of training at priority Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and to increase the number of labor-market-relevant workers through short-term training in Uttarakhand. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improving the Quality and Relevance of ITI Training, aims to (a) improve the delivery of labor-market-relevant training and (b) increase the number of graduates in labor-market- relevant trades from the ITI system. It ahs the following subcomponents: (i) Comprehensive improvement of quality and relevance of priority It is; (ii) Professional development of ITI teachers and staff; (iii) Strengthening industry linkages; and (iv) Institutional capacity development of the skills development system. 2) The second component, Increasing the number of Skilled Workers through Short-term Training, aims to increase the number of workers in the labor market who have been trained under nationally recognized market-relevant trades compliant with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) through short-term training conducted by the Skills Development Mission (SDM). 3) The third component, Policy and Institutional Development and Project Management, consists of technical assistance (TA) and institutional capacity development activities to support the designing and implementation of Components 1 and 2 activities and to enhance the administrative capacity of the GoUK’s skills, including the Department of Skill Development and Employment (DSDE), and the overall skills sector profile. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Technical assistance for institutional strengthening; and (ii) Monitoring and evaluation (M and E) and project management.
The development objectives of the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project for India are to restore, improve, and enhance resilience of public services, environmental facilities, and livelihoods in targeted communities, and to enhance the capacity of state entities to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The project comprises of seven components. The first component, resilient electrical network objective is to reduce the vulnerability of the city’s electrical network by laying the power distribution system underground. The second component, restoration of connectivity and shelter infrastructure will finance investments to permanently restore, upgrade, and increase resilience towards future disasters of roads and cyclone shelters. It consists of following two sub-components: (i) restoration of rural roads and cyclone shelters; and (ii) restoration of major district roads. The third component, restoration and protection of the beach front will support priority investments along the beachfront of the city of Visakhapatnam. It consists of following two sub-components: (i) shore protection works; and (ii) beach front restoration. The fourth component, restoration of environmental services and facilities and livelihood support will finance the reconstruction of the severely damaged Indira Gandhi zoological park (IGZP) at Visakhapatnam and eco-tourism Park at Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary. It consists of following two sub-components: (i) restoration of environmental services and facilities; and (ii) livelihoods support. The fifth component, capacity building and technical support for disaster risk management will support investments to enhance the capabilities of Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) entities and other stake holders in managing disaster risks, enhancing preparedness, and achieving resilient recovery. It consists of following
The Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for India will support the recovery and increase disaster resilience in Project Areas, and increase the capacity of the Project Implementing Entity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. The flood affected region, consists of 22 districts, affecting 12.5 million people. The project involves seven components, including: 1) Reconstruction and strengthening of critical infrastructure; 2) Reconstruction of roads and bridges; 3) Restoration of urban flood management infrastructure; 4) Restoration and strengthening of livelihoods; 5) Strengthening disaster risk management capacity; 6) Contingent Emergency Response; and 7) Implementation Support. The project incorporates lessons learned from ongoing post-disaster recovery projects financed by the Bank in Uttarakhand, Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh, as well as worldwide. Some of the lessons incorporated are: technical codes and standards utilized should be resilient to natural hazards; the Disaster Management Act of 2005 paved the way for the creation of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at the national level, and the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), the latter with a clear mandate for spearheading disaster management efforts in the states; globally, there is evidence that some flood response programs have focused too heavily on rebuilding infrastructure and not enough on better adaptation and preparedness for the future in complementary investments, such as water and flood management, rural finance, early warning communication systems, etc; DRM institutions are frequently overstretched between regular operations and emergencies; and the project also incorporates lessons from the Bogota Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, which included retrofitting of hospitals.
The development objective of the Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program Project for India is to increase installed capacity of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (GRPV) and to strengthen the capacity of relevant institutions for GRPV. The program environmental objective (PEO) is to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the displacement of thermal energy with solar energy. The operation supports the government’s rooftop solar PV program. By increasing the availability of debt financing and improving the capacity of institutions, it will expand uptake of GRPV in the country. The program addresses the barriers to accelerated GRPV installation. It also allows the consumer to internalize the positive environmental externalities of solar power and thus encourages GRPV installation. Climate finance has been used in this operation to buy down the interest rate of rooftop PV loans to early movers in the market. The clean technology fund (CTF) committee has approved United States (U.S.) 125 million dollars to co-finance this GRPV program.
The development objective of Andhra Pradesh 24X7 Power for All Project for India is to increase the delivery of electricity to customers and to improve the operational efficiency and system reliability in distribution of electricity in selected areas in Andhra Pradesh. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Power Transmission System Strengthening, aims to make priority investments in 220 kilovolt (kV), 132 kV, 66 kV, and 33 kV transmission and sub-transmission lines and associated substations, to strengthen and augment the power system. 2) The second component, Smart Grid Development in Urban Areas, aims to identify and develop a number of selected cities across India as Smart cities. 3) The third component, Distribution System Strengthening in Rural Areas, aims to support strengthening and augmentation of the distribution network (33kV and below) and construction of the High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) in rural areas. 4) The fourth component, Technical Assistance for Institutional Development and Capacity Building, aims to improve the project management capabilities and commercial performance of the Andhra Pradesh distribution utilities by: (i) improving Information and communications technologies (ICT) systems; (ii) improving the business processes; (iii) supporting supervision of contracts through Project Management Consultants; and (iv) building staff capacity through training, workshops, and study tours.
The development objective of the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Project for India is to enhance the capacity of MPUDC to improve coverage of key urban services and increase the revenue of participating urban local bodies. This project will have two components: (a) institutional development; and (b) urban investments. The first component, institutional development is to support the MPUDC, the Municipal Reforms Cell (MRC), and the participating Urban Local Body (ULBs) to build their capacities to improve coverage of urban services in the state. This component will have two subcomponents: policy reforms and project management. The second component, urban investments aims to improve service provision in target towns and cities with an emphasis on ensuring that ULBs can sustain the infrastructure in the long run. All municipal services qualify for financing under this component. However, given the Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP’s) Vision 2018 which envisages access to piped water supply and sanitation for all urban citizens, the focus is likely to be on water supply and sewerage projects.
The development objective of the Bihar Rural Roads Project for India is to improve rural road connectivity in project districts and enhance management of rural roads in Bihar. The project comprises of two components. The first component, rural roads improvement will support: (a) civil works for rural roads; (b) design, implementation, and management support; and (c) pilots on innovative bridge construction and retrofitting road safety and climate resilient measures. The second component, asset management and institutional effectiveness will support implementation of road sector modernization plan (RSMP) to build on and carry forward the ongoing initiatives in the following areas: (a) asset management; (b) institutional effectiveness; and (c) road safety management.
The objective of the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project for India is to ‘add value and improve resilience of selected agriculture value chains, focusing on smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in targeted districts of Assam’. There are four components to the project, the first component being enabling agri-enterprise development. The objective of this component is to enable investments in agri-enterprises, improve investment environment and promote investment, reduce business and transaction costs, facilitate access to finance for agribusiness MSMEs, and, where appropriate, facilitate process and regulatory changes. The second component is the facilitating agro cluster development. The objective of this component is to enhance competitiveness of agri-enterprises in specific geographic clusters, and upgrade infrastructure for agricultural trade, in these clusters to enable producers and other value chain participants to access new markets. This will be achieved by: mobilizing proximate agri-enterprises, in identified geographic clusters, into Industry Associations (IAs), and building their capacity to undertake joint actions; supporting development of and financing for Agro Industrial Development Plans (AIDPs) laying out joint actions that can be undertaken by IAs to enhance competitiveness; providing a range of Business Development Services to scale up agri-enterprises in the selected clusters; and upgrading and modernizing warehouses, agricultural wholesale markets and rural periodic markets in the cluster, including link roads. The third component is the fostering market-led production and resilience enhancement. The objective of this component is to enable producers of the priority value chains, in the targeted clusters, to take advantage of the rapidly changing market demand, and enhance resilience of agriculture production systems for incre
The development objective of Innovate in India for Inclusiveness is to facilitate innovation in biopharmaceutical products and medical devices that address public health priorities in India. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Strengthening the pilot-to-market innovation ecosystem, aims to provide grant funding to support the creation of centers of excellence for validation, early stage bio-manufacturing, clinical development, training, and technology transfer. It has the following five subcomponents: (i) Shared facilities; (ii) Scientific research; (iii) Clinical trial network; (iv) Training; and (v) Technology transfer. 2) The second component, Accelerating the pilot-to-market process for specific products, aims to provide grant funding to consortia of private, public, and academic institutions, led by cutting-edge institutions in their respective field, to accelerate the development of low-cost, select vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices that address public health priorities in India. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Vaccines; (ii) Biosimilars; and (iii) Medical devices (instruments and diagnostics). 3) The third component, Project management and monitoring and evaluation, aims to cover the operating costs incurred by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in the implementation of the project.
The development objective of the Nai Manzil : Education and Skills Training for Minorities Project for India is to improve completion of secondary education and market-driven skills training for targeted youth from minority communities. The project comprises of two components. The first component is results based financing for increased education attainment and market-driven training. The second component, technical assistance for implementation of the Nai Manzil scheme objective is to strengthen capacity of the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) for project implementation, planning, and policy development.
The development objective of Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project for India is to improve the efficiency of Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration in Himachal Pradesh. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improving efficiency of the Finance Department (FD) in an enhanced control environment, aims to contribute toward strengthening budget credibility; effective Public Financial Management (PFM) operations; and enhancing governance, financial controls, and accountability by strengthening treasury systems and establishing or upgrading enabling IT systems. It has two subcomponents as follows: (i) Strengthening treasury functioning and implementing second generation Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) reforms; (ii) Strengthening PFM Reforms Architecture; and (iii) Establishing or strengthening enabling IT systems and support. 2) The second component, Increasing efficiency and performance through better contract management, aims to strengthen contract management in one of the major works departments, namely the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department. It has the following two subcomponents: (i) Establishing an integrated CMS; and (ii) Rollout of e-Procurement in all government departments. 3) The third component, Unlocking revenue potential through modernization of the Excise and Taxation Department (ETD), aims to support activities that will increase efficiency in operations within the ETD, including upgrading skills and competency levels for improved staff capacity and enhanced systems, both with the objective of augmentation and increasing revenue. It has the following five subcomponents: (i) Diagnostic of the institutional framework and revenue administration; (ii) Strengthening analytical skills and business intelligence (BI) capabilities; (iii) e-Governance in
The objective of the Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation Project for India is to improve access to quality and market-driven vocational training provided in ITIs and apprenticeships. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7.6 percent in 2015-16 steadily recovering from a low of 5.1 percent in 2012–13. This GDP growth was largely supported by robust consumption growth on the expenditure side and strong growth in the services sector, averaging more than 9 percent between 2012 and 2015, on the production side, although a recovery of industrial value added in 2015–16 was notable. With growth, poverty has declined rapidly from 38.9 percent in 2004–05 to 21.6 percent in 2011–12 (1.90 purchasing power parity per day) at a pace significantly faster than that witnessed in earlier periods. Poverty reduction was supported by greater rural-urban integration, increase in nonfarm wage employment, especially in construction, and higher rural wage growth. Given the cooling of the latter two trends in the past three years, it is likely the pace of poverty reduction moderated. Going forward, India’s growth prospects remain bright. A million youth will enter the labor market every month for the next two decades, and India will soon have one of the youngest and largest working-age populations in the world. These demographic dynamics and a rising age-savings profile are likely to generate significant volumes of savings and investment over the coming years. The average schooling of the working-age population, and, consequently, worker productivity, will increase by at least a full year until 2030 even with no further improvements in the educational attainment of today’s youth (that is, simply because younger cohorts are better educated) and could rise much faster if further progress is achieved on the education agenda. The proportion of population living i
The development objective of the Strengthening public financial management in Rajasthan Project for India is to contribute to improved budget execution, enhanced accountability, and greater efficiency in revenue administration in Government of Rajasthan. It has three project component. (a) Strengthening public financial management framework will support the GoR’s efforts in enhancing effectiveness of local and internal audit institutions, strengthening planning and management of public investments, strengthening DPP, and leveraging data to inform policy action. It has two sub-component, i) strengthening effectiveness of the state’s audit institutions; ii) strengthening planning, management, and monitoring of capital expenditures or projects in Rajasthan; (iii) strengthening decentralized participative planning (DPP) in Rajasthan; and (iv) using data for policy action; b) Strengthening expenditure and revenue systems is to support the GoR in strengthening revenue and expenditure systems through capacity building and improvements in IT.This component has two complementary parts: TA and DLI-based financing. It has four sub-component, (i) Capacity building on rajasthan transparency in public procurement act and rules; (ii) Strengthening cash and debt management; (iii) Strengthening commitment control and contract management; and (iv) Strengthening revenue systems and capacity building; c) Project management and capacity building seeks to provide continued institutional arrangements and coordination for managing and overseeing the implementation of the project and flexibility in implementation arrangements.
The development objective of the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project for India is to improve durability and enhance resilience to climate changes of the gravel surfaced rural roads in Madhya Pradesh while building the capacity of the state to manage its rural road network and road safety. This project has four components. First component, road upgrading, construction, and maintenance. This component divides into two sub-component, (i) surface sealing of gravel roads, sealing the surface of eligible existing gravel surfaced roads developed under Chief Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) using conventional Bituminous (BT) and other alternative options, piloting post construction maintenance through women self-help groups (SHG) in selected districts, providing SHGs with road maintenance training and hand tools; and (ii) provision of alternative connectivity, providing additional links to eligible villages which are already connected by a single road link but critically require additional connectivity to respond to the growing demand to link to more social, economic and administrative centers; Second component, institutional development. This component divides into two sub-component,(i) rural road asset management system, defining the system requirements and terms of reference (overall system architecture, data collection and analytical modules) and then procuring a road asset management system or such element required to upgrade the existing system, as needed to encompass the establishment of a complete inventory of the road network with all its elements, the current condition and performance of the road network, an estimate of the value of the asset, a forecast of future demand of traffic and service needs, an estimate of the maintenance needs and cost, a prioritization of the quality and performance objectives, funding scenarios for the regular and timely main
The development objective of Second Rajasthan State Highways Development Program Project for India is to build capacity for better management of state highways and to improve traffic flows on selected state highways in the state of Rajasthan. This project has five components. 1) The first component, Operationalization of the Rajasthan State Highways Authority, aims to support operationalization of the Rajasthan State Highways Authority (RSHA), in accordance with the provisions of the Rajasthan State Highways (RSH) Act, 2014. 2) The second component, State Highways Improvements, will support construction, upgrading, improvement and maintenance of 766 km of state highways and major district roads. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Upgrading and Maintenance through Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contracts; (ii) Supervision of EPC Contracts; (iii) Upgrading and Maintenance through Public-Private Partnership (PPP)-Hybrid Annuity Mode; and (iv) Supervision of Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) Contracts. 3) The third component, Institutional Strengthening, has the following subcomponents: (i) Strengthening Business Processes and Systems; (ii) Road Asset Management System and Network Planning Tool; (iii) Citizen Engagement and Accountability Mechanisms; and (iv) Capacity Building of Public Works Department (PWD’s) and RSHA’s Staff. 4) The fourth component, Road Safety, aims to adopt a multisectoral approach to building the state’s capacity for road safety management, using both proactive and preventive methods. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Road Accident Database Management System; (ii) Streamlining and Piloting Speed Management; (iii) Road Safety Performance Survey; (iv) Road Safety Strategy; and (v) Spots Review of Approach to Black Spots. The fifth component, Project Management Support, has the following subcomponents: (i) Project Management for
The development objective of Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project for India is to promote rural enterprises, access to finance, and employment opportunities in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Rural Enterprise Ecosystem Development, seeks to create an enabling environment for promoting and strengthening enterprises and jobs in the target areas through identifying market and value-chain strengthening opportunities, supporting the development of favorable business conditions, and informing pathways to effective and efficient business enterprise development. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Inclusive Strategic Investment Analytics and Planning; (ii) Enterprise Development Support Services; and (iiii) Enterprise Promotion, Value Chain Strengthening and Partnerships. 2) The second component, Enterprise Business Plans Financing, aims to promote economic activities of PCs and enterprises linked to value-chain opportunities. It has the following two subcomponents: (i) Facilitating Business Plan Financing; and (ii) Innovation Promotion. 3) The third component, Skills and Job Opportunities, aims to (a) sustainable wage and self-employment opportunities; (b) promote relevant skills for higher value agriculture and allied activities; and nonfarm activities; and (c) enable entrepreneurship through market responsive skills and entrepreneurship development. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Pre and Post Training Services to Enhance Employment Outcomes; (ii) Community Based Training and Skilling Provision; and (iii) Entrepreneurship Development. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, Results Monitoring, and Implementation Support Systems, aims to provide support services, develop management and monitoring systems, create delivery processes, and enhance staff capacity for effective and efficie
The development objective of the Meghalaya Community-Led Landscapes Management Project for India is to strengthen community-led landscapes management in selected landscapes in the state of Meghalaya. There are three components. First component, Strengthening Knowledge and Capacity for Natural Resource Management (NRM) objective of this component is to enable the development, assimilation, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge and skills to improve landscape management within the state. This component will comprise the following subcomponents. a) promotion of traditional knowledge, grass-root innovations, and communication; b) training and capacity building; c) preparation of strategies, research, and development; and d) monitoring, learning, and reporting (IBRD Financing; Second component, Community-led landscape planning and implementation will support both planning and implementation of the landscape plans by communities in the selected very high/high priority areas. It has three sub-component, a) preparation of community landscape plans; b) implementation of community landscape plans and implementation support; and c) implementation Support to community landscape planning and implementation; Third component, project management and governance will support the strengthening of the institutional capacity and knowledge management of the project implementing entity, Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA), for the implementation and management of the project including, among others, (a) establishment of the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) within the MBMA and support to seven District Project Management Unit (DPMUs), including technical staff and consultants; (b) the incremental costs associated with implementation; (c) administrative support to 20 Block Project Management Unit (BPMUs); and (d) technical fiduciary and safeguards oversight and supervision of proj
The development objective of Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY) - National Groundwater Management Improvement Program for India is to improve the management of groundwater resources in selected states. The activities under the program are mapped to the two results areas. Activities under Results Area 1 will focus on : (a) introducing bottom-up planning of groundwater interventions through community-led Water Security Plan (WSPs); (b) improving government spending through the planning process; and (c) implementing participatory groundwater management, including both supply and demand side measures. Results Area 2 focuses on building institutional capacity at all levels, including improving groundwater information and making it publicly accessible. Results Area 2 also focuses on strengthening the results-based culture for groundwater management within the Government of India (GoI) by improving output and outcome Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E).
The development objective of the Uttarakhand Water Supply Program For Peri-urban Areas Project for India is to increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in Uttarakhand. The Government of Uttarakhand (GoUK) Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Program is well aligned with the Government of India (GoI) targets, and comprises six sub-sectoral components: (a) Urban Water Supply, (b) Urban Sanitation, (c) Rural Water Supply, (d) Rural Sanitation, (e) Peri-urban Water Supply, and (f) Peri-urban Sanitation. As part of the Urban Water Supply component, the state envisages treated and pressurized piped water supply for all households by 2030, with at least 60 percent metered connections. The Urban Sanitation component has two sub-components: (a) enhancing the coverage of Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) from 94 percent to 100 percent of households by 2019, a target which has recently been achieved, and (b) expansion of sewer network from 30 percent coverage of current urban population to 50 percent collection and treatment by 2030. While 64 percent of rural households have access to piped water supply, it is envisaged that universal coverage with 70 lpcd can be achieved by 2022 under the Rural Water Supply program. Similar to the urban areas, the state’s Rural Sanitation program envisages enhancing the coverage of IHHLs from 86 percent to 100 percent in all rural households by 2019, which has recently been achieved. The Peri-urban Water Supply program specifically targets improvements from the existing 45 percent coverage and intermittent supply to the provision of universal water supply at par with urban standards. The Peri-urban Sanitation program aims at rapidly moving from the existing 90 percent IHHL coverage to achieving the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) targets by 2019, which it has recently achieved. While the state has achieved the state-
The objective of the Skill India Mission Operation Project for India is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skill development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the workforce. There is no change in the overall scope of the program. While the project will continue to support implementation of the Government’s SD strategy, as outlined in the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, over six years (2017–2023), the regulatory framework has been re-designated by the MSDE post an approval by the Union Cabinet of Ministers. The operation will continue to focus on enhancing institutional mechanisms at the national and state levels, including partnerships with industry and employers, to increase the market relevance of short-term SD programs and scale up their delivery. Hence, there is no change to the PDO.
The development objective of Jharkhand Municipal Development Project for India is to provide improved access to basic urban services and management capacity in participating Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Jharkhand. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Urban Infrastructure Improvement, aims to (i) finance selected subprojects of participating ULBs covering; and (ii) building Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company (JUIDCO’s) institutional capacities to prepare subprojects and set up standardized Operation and Maintenance (O and M) support mechanisms to the participating ULBs. 2) The second component, Institutional Development, aims to finance (a) capacity building of all ULBs in Jharkhand, including targeting the new municipal cadre inducted by the Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD); (b) strengthening of the revenue base of ULBs and institutionalizing sound public FM systems in the participating ULBs so as to ensure sustainability of assets setup under the project and (c) building of project-associated state-level urban institutions’ institutional capacities. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Strengthening ULB Revenue Base and Public Financial Management Systems; and (ii) Policy and Institutional Support to State. 3) The third component, Project Management and Implementation Support, aims to finance (a) project management, construction supervision, and implementation support to JUIDCO, specific implementing agencies (SIAs), the State Urban Development Authority (SUDA), and ULBs; (b) preparation of priority Detailed Project Reports (DPRs); and (c) incremental operating costs of JUIDCO, SIAs, and or SUDA, including equipment.
The objective of the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project for India is to enhance productivity and climate resilience of irrigated agriculture, improve water management, and increase market opportunities for farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in selected sub-basin areas of Tamil Nadu. There are four components to the project, the first component being irrigation and water management. This component will address irrigation and water management in a holistic manner by covering both supply and demand simultaneously. It consists of four subcomponents: institutional strengthening and capacity building for water management; irrigation systems modernization; participatory irrigation management; and convergence for improved service delivery. The second component is the agriculture productivity enhancement, diversification, improved livelihoods, marketing, and value addition. The component consists of three subcomponents: agriculture intensification and diversification; improved alternative livelihood sources through livestock and inland fisheries; and agriculture marketing, value addition and postharvest management. The third component is the project management support. The project will finance: (a) the establishment and operations of the MDPU; and (b) setting up of an M&E system for the project and contracting of an external M&E agency to monitor the project activities and impact. This component will also finance dedicated staffing for the project activities, consultancies, training and related material, office equipment, and incremental operational costs. Finally, the fourth component is the contingency response. This zero-cost component will finance eligible expenditures under the Contingent Emergency Response (CER) to provide immediate response to an eligible crisis or emergency as needed in Tamil Nadu. This contingency facility can be triggered through form
The development objective of the Jharkhand Opportunities for Harnessing Rural Growth (JOHAR) Project for India is to enhance and diversify household income in select farm and non-farm sectors for targeted beneficiaries in project areas. The project comprises of three components. The first component, diversified and resilient production and value addition will support collectives of small producers and interventions for diversification, intensification, and value-addition in the selected sub-sectors of high-value agriculture (HVA), livestock, non-timber forest produce (NTFP), fisheries, and irrigation. It consists of following sub-components: (i) rural producer collectives; (ii) high-value agriculture development; (iii) livestock development; (iv) fishery development; (v) non-timber forest produce development; and (vi) irrigation system development. The second component will involve support for promoting market access and private sector participation, fostering skill development relevant to the focus value chains, and facilitating the development of pro-poor agricultural finance systems. It consists of following sub-components: (i) market access and private sector participation; (ii) skill, jobs, and enterprise development; and (iii) pro-poor agricultural finance systems. The third component, project and knowledge management objective is to establish effective project management and facilitate strong knowledge management.
The development objective of Second Phase of West Bengal Support to Institutional Strengthening of the Gram Panchayat Program aims to strengthen the institutional and financial capacities of Gram Panchayats (GPs) across West Bengal. The program includes a series of measures to enhance the voice of people both as citizens and consumers—of public services, such as: (i) the development and roll out of a Grievance Redressal Mechanism (GRM) that offers several avenues to provide feedback; (ii) the continuation of a comprehensive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign seeking to improve local self-governance and service delivery as well as program communication; (iii) the enhancement of Vulnerability Group Development Index (VGDI) for enabling inclusive development; and (iv) very prominently, an Annual Performance Assessments (APA) tool with two out of its four modules (Planning and Budgeting; and Participation, Transparency, and Accountability) directly rewarding GPs performance on the basis of access to Voice mechanisms. This PforR operation (Program-for-Results) is identical to the government program. The Program will support the achievement of the four Key Results Areas (KRAs) through the ten core activities.
The development objective of the Bihar Transformative Development Project for India is to diversify and enhance household-level incomes and improve access to and use of nutrition and sanitation services among targeted households. The project comprises of five components. The first component, community institutional development aims to develop strong and sustainable women-only self-help groups (SHGs) and their federations, and producer organizations (POs) and to systematically build the capacity of these organizations. It consists of two sub-components: (i) development of self-help groups and their federations; and (ii) development of producer organizations. The second component, community investment funds aims to diversify and enhance household income by: (a) providing community-based organizations (CBOs) with financing on a demand driven basis, which in turn, allows them to access larger investments for activities outlined in their micro investment plans from commercial banks and other financial institutions; (b) providing producer organizations (POs) financing for value chain interventions (including input services, value-addition, and market linkages) in the farm and nonfarm sector outlined in their business plans; and (c) providing eligible youth with skills training, job placements and post-placement support, and entrepreneurship opportunities. This component has three sub-components: (i) community investment; (ii) value chain development; and (iii) skills training and entrepreneurship development. The third component, access to nutrition and sanitation services aims to improve SHG women and SHG households’ nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation practices and increase their access to and use of nutrition and sanitation services - made available through the integrated child development services (ICDS) and swachh bharat mission (SBM) programs of Government of India (Go
The development objective of Second Programmatic Electricity Distribution Reform Development Policy Loan for Rajasthan for India are to support the turnaround of the electricity distribution sector in Rajasthan, by (a) strengthening the governance framework, (b) enhancing policies to restructure its finances, and (c) improving its operational performance. This operation is the second in a series of two Development Policy Loans (DPLs) that supports the Government of Rajasthan (GoR)’s program for the turnaround of the distribution sector in Rajasthan under the 24x7 Power for All (PFA) program. The World Bank has recently also prepared a Rajasthan-Inclusive and Sustained Growth Report, which confirms the importance of freeing up resources from power sector subsidies toward higher priority spending on human and physical capital accumulation.