Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery Project (WB-P178418)

  • South Asia
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May 3, 2022
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 140.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 140.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 175.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 7, 2023

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Project Description
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According to World Bank documents, the objectove of the project is to increase the agricultural incomes of rural households and improve governance and service delivery by state institutions for delivery of enhanced transport connectivity and learning environment in the targeted tribal-dominated blocks.

The proposed project aims to promote socioeconomic development and improve the quality of life of rural communities living in tribal geographies in Tripura through a multi-sectoral approach). More specifically, the project aims at improving the economic opportunity and transport connectivity for rural populations, including tribal women. Transport connectivity will be improved through a statewide rural road improvement program in support of rural road efficiency and accessibility to social and economic amenities such as markets, schools, and other services. As a direct contribution to rural economic opportunity and enhanced inclusivity, the project will improve rural livelihoods via diversified production clusters and agriculture logistics including aggregation, storage facilities, and supply chain markets. Additionally, the project will support human capital development in these geographies by enhancing school complexes and learning environments, improving access to these facilities, addressing retention of secondary students, and improving early grade teacher capacities. Finally, the project will strengthen the state institutional capabilities for improved service delivery and governance in the tribal areas making use of incentive-based tools and capacity improvements. Other interventions aimed at gender equality and empowerment, women entrepreneurship, and vocational development programs will be included.

The overall E&S risk rating is Substantial, given that the project involves multi-sector interventions in ecologically sensitive and significantly tribal areas, and that the implementing agencies (IA) lack experience in E&S management practices.

The E&S risks and impacts will be managed through an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), including the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Labor Management Procedures (LMP), and Environment and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP). Sub-project specific ESMPs will be prepared using the generic ESMPs in the ESMF. The ESCP includes commitment of borrowers on ESMF, ESMPs as well as other ESS specific mitigation plans. Activities falling in critical/natural habitats, environmentally sensitives zones, Ramsar sites are excluded from project financing. The exclusion / negative list will also include any subprojects involving physical displacement of tribal households, adverse impacts on customary tribal lands, natural resources and cultural properties, and opposition of tribal leaders as well as community institutions.

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World Bank

1.Priti Kumar, Anna 
Sr Agricultural Specialist,

Telephone: 5785+47735


2. Anna Charlotte O'Donnell,

Lead Social Development Specialist,

Telephone: 5778+3428 / 62-21-5299-3428 


3.Tesfamichael Nahusenay Mitiku,

Senior Transport Engineer,

Telephone: +1-202-473-0221



Hanish Chabbra

Implementing Agency

Department of Tribal Welfare, Government of Tripura
Vishal Kumar


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