According to ADB, the Government of Rajasthan proposed a third tranche amounting to $110 million to cover the improvement of about 290 km of state highways and major district roads. It also supports the capacity building of Rajasthan Public Works Department on implementation of the streamlined business procedures and gender equality and social inclusion. Although the MFF is implemented in three tranches in lieu of original plan of two, the overall impact, outcome, and outputs will be achieved, and implementation arrangements will remain unchanged. The periodic financing request was received on 21 October 2022.
The RPWD is committed to providing resources necessary for timely resettlement plan implementation, and they will engage (i) NGOs to assist with resettlement plan implementations, (ii) a PMC with a social safeguard specialist to support the implementing units, and (iii) an external expert to verify the outcome of resettlement plan implementation. Consultation and information disclosure, grievance redress, and internal and external monitoring will be conducted throughout resettlement plan implementation. The entire cost of land acquisition and resettlement will be borne by Government of Rajasthan.
About 39 hectares of private land will be acquired, and 567 private structures, 67 community property, and 55 trees will be affected. Involuntary resettlement will impact 2,080 households (8,047 persons) of which 570 households (2,126 persons) will potentially experience significant impacts due to (i) full physical displacement from shelter at 18 households (85 persons); or (ii) permanent loss of more than 10% of productive assets (i.e., land parcel and commercial structure at 552 households (2,041 persons). Displaced households will be entitled to replacement cost compensation, shifting allowance, income restoration assistance, and other entitlements depending on the type of asset lost.
Indigenous peoples households have been identified in the Package 4 road in Banswara District. The district is designated as a scheduled tribe district by the Constitution of India because it is a tribal majority area. The affected households generally belong to the Bheel scheduled tribe.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lu, Yang|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Government of Rajasthan|
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