Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation and Value Addition (ADB-53189-001)

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Bilaspur, Hamipur, Kangra, Mandi, Solan, Sirmour and Una
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$ 10.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 10, 2020

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

The project will implement subprojects in seven subtropical districts: Bilaspur, Hamipur, Kangra, Mandi, Solan, Sirmour and Una. The PRF will pilot subprojects in selected blocks from four of these districts (Bilaspur, Hamipur, Kangra and Mandi) where land for the pilot horticulture production plots is already identified and participation of the farmers is agreed."


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Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Sunae
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Horticulture, Government of Andhra Pradesh
O/o. Commissioner of Horticulture, TTPC Building, 1st Floor, Old Market Yard, Chuttugunta ( Beside Mini Rythu Bazar), A.P., Guntur.
Department of Horticulture, Government of Himachal Pradesh
O/O Joint Director of Horticulture,Directorate of Horticulture, HP,
"Naubahar", Shimla 171 002


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