Promoting Smart and Integrated Urban Planning for Livability and Cultural Economy in Rajasthan (ADB-42267-032)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Nawalgarh, Nawalgarh
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Sep 21, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Government of Rajasthan
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Apr 9, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 21, 2021


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Project Description
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According to ADB documents, the proposed investment will provide knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for the state government of Rajasthan in its smart city efforts to improve the quality of life of people and drive cultural economic growth by harnessing technology for urban planning, development, and management. Through the application of smart technology in urban planning, the TA will support the state government of Rajasthan in strengthening urban planning by bringing various sectors and disciplines together in search of synergy and developing integrated urban solutions that make better use of local resources and assets so that cities can thrive. The impact of the investment is to support, sustain and enhance livelihoods in cultural economies of Rajasthan.

PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY

Rajasthan is the largest state in India; it has 10% of the country's land area, and 5% of its population. Rajasthan is the seventh most populous state in India and home to 69 million people of whom 10 million are poor. Since 2005, the state has made good progress in poverty reduction supported by fast growth in services mainly tourism and industry, but its growth trends have been volatile due to the agriculture sector that was traditionally strong but increasingly threatened by severe water shortages. As the tourism and manufacturing sectors demonstrate potentials for alternative growth, national and state governments created initiatives to stimulate industrial development and create jobs for migrants and local people. Tourism also has been promoted and contributed 15% of the state economy. In 2019, a total of 53.8 million tourists (including 1.6 million foreign tourists) arrived in Rajasthan, which is double the 2010 figure.

The Government of India requested the TA, which is included in the country operations business plan for India, 2021–2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).1 The TA is aligned with the guidance note on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and livable cities in Asia and the Pacific.

Investment Description
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Source of Funding:Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund


Contact Information
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Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Na Won
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Urban Governance,Government Secretariat
Jaipur - 302005
Rajasthan, India

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