According to ADB, the proposed project is the third tranche of the Tamil Nadu Urban flagship Program, which will develop priority water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in strategic industrial corridors in Tamil Nadu. It will address key urbanization challenges, including: (a) acute infrastructure deficits and low service levels; (b) water scarcity from recurring droughts linked to climate change; (c) environmental pollution; (d) weak capacity of urban local bodies (ULBs) to undertake operation and maintenance (O&M;); (e) inadequate tariff revisions; and (f) weak governance.
The proposed subprojects and components are located in urban areas of Madurai, Coimbatore and coastal city of Thoothukudi.
Three resettlement plans were prepared for sewerage subproject in Coimbatore, water supply distribution subproject in Madurai and storm water drainage subproject in Thoothukudi. Construction of these subprojects will be accommodated either within the existing facilities' premises or on vacant government lands.
Adequate consultations have been carried out during resettlement plan preparation. The resettlement plans will be finalized during detailed measurement surveys and design validation. Executing and implementing agencies will ensure that consultations will be sustained during construction.
A project-level community awareness and participation plan (CAPP) has been prepared to strengthen stakeholder participation. The activities, key messages and methodology were planned to involve key stakeholders including the poor and women. Stakeholder mapping was carried out to identify stakeholders and plan information and communication strategies
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shoji, Hikaru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Municipal Administration and Water Supply Dep'tTamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd.|
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