Sikkim: Integrated Service Provision and Innovation for Reviving Economies Operation (WB-P180634)

  • India
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Voting Date
Dec 21, 2023
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Government of India - Planning and Development Department, Government of Sikkim
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 269.74 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 14, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Apr 10, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the objective of this project is to promote economic inclusion opportunities for women and youth in non-farm sectors.

Program investments comprise budgetary allocations for schemes and activities across the Skills Development Department (SDD), Commerce and Industries Department (C&ID), Rural Development Department (RDD), Tourism and Civil Aviation Department (T&CAD), Forest and Environment Department (F&ED), which includes eco-tourism), Information Technology Department (ITD), Health and Family Welfare Department (H&FWD), Women and Child Development Department (WCDD); they also include planning through several state-led schemes and activities.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The E&S risk for the INSPIRES Operation is moderate. Overall, the INSPIRES Operation will have net positive E&S impacts. E&S implications are: (i) civil works for upgradation/O&M of feeder roads and last-mile connectivity roads; (ii) civil works for IT connectivity in one district; (iii) upgradation/refurbishments of SICB and livelihood schools; (iv) upgradation of CFCs and common facilities for entrepreneurs; and (v) increased tourist inflows that could result in increased waste generation and natural resource exploitation.

Investment Description
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The Bank agrees to lend to the Borrower the amount of one hundred million Dollars ($100,000,000), as such amount may be converted from time to time through a Currency Conversion.

Total Program Cost: 269,74

Total Government Contribution: 169.74

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World Bank

Name : Kanchan Rajeevsingh Parmar
Designation : Social Development Specialist / Role : Team Leader(ADM Responsible)
Email :

Name : Anna Charlotte O'Donnell
Designation : Lead Social Development Specialist / Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 5778+3428 / Email :

Name : Benedicte Leroy De La Briere
Designation : Lead Economist / Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 5785+79124 / Email :

Borrower : India

Implementing Agencies

Implementing Agency :
Planning and Development Department, Government of Sikkim
Contact : Mr. Vijay Bhushan Pathak / Title : Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim
Telephone No : 7063000022 / Email :


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