Development Activities

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1. The Local Self Government Department (LSGD) under the Urban Governance Department of Government of Rajasthan (the Government) is executing the Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program (RUSDIP) in fifteen (15) towns namely, Alwar, Baran-Chhabra, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Churu, Dholpur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar-Jhalarapatan, Karauli, Nagaur, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, and Sikar with financial assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) under Multi-Tranche Financing Facility (MFF). The investment program covers major urban infrastructure works viz., Water Supply, Waste Water Management, Solid Waste Management, Urban Transport and Roads, Social Infrastructure, Support Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage and Urban Drainage. 

2. This Resettlement Plan has been prepared for the Sawai Madhopur Urban Drainage Subproject as part of Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Program (RUIDP) Phase II. The Subproject covers rehabilitation and desilting, strengthening, and extension of existing drains in Sawai Madhopur town. The Resettlement Plan has been prepared based on the detailed engineering design and as per the Detailed Project Report (DPR). Detailed design began in the middle of 2009 and completed by March 2010. This subproject has been categorized as “B” for Involuntary Resettlement impact as per the ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement, 2009 (SPS). Effort was made to avoid land acquisition and resettlement. Overall impacts would be further minimized through careful siting and alignment during subproject implementation.

3. Summary of Resettlement Impact. The drainage system will not result in permanent land acquisition and resettlement impacts because it will be undertaken within sufficient and vacant road rights-of-way (ROW) which is also government land. The impacts are categorized as temporary impacts due to the loss of temporary livelihood during the construction by loss of access to small business and shops. A total of 7 small business activities have been identified which are to be temporarily affected. None of these small business structures are to be demolished as the pipeline will be constructed underground for which temporary loss of access are foreseen during the construction period. These 7 business activities are considered to be economically displaced on a temporary basis. Out of the total 7 small business activities, there are 3 tea shops, 2 barber shops, 1 bamboo craft maker shop and 1 tire repairing shop. The temporary impact on these business activities will have 7 economically displaced households.

4. Public Consultations. Consultations were carried out during resettlement plan preparation and will continue throughout the subproject cycle. A grievance redress mechanism has been formed as the City Level Committee (CLC) will act as grievance redress committee as explained in this RP.

5. Policy Framework and Entitlements. The policy framework and entitlements for the program are based on national laws: The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (LAA, amended in 1984), and the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2007 (NRRP); ADB’s SPS 2009; and the agreed Resettlement Framework.

6. Institutional Arrangements. The LSGD is the executing agency responsible for overall technical supervision and execution of all subprojects funded under the Program. The Implementing Agency is the Investment Program Management Unit (IPMU) of the ongoing RUIDP, which has been expanded and assigned as the IPMU, to coordinate construction of subprojects and ensure consistency across the towns. The inter-ministerial Empowered Committee provides LSGD with central policy guidance and coordination. The IPMU is assisted by, Investment Program Management Consultants (IPMC) who manages the Program and assure technical quality of the design and construction; and Design and ii Supervision Consultants (DSC), who are designing the Infrastructure, managing the tendering of Contractors, and supervising construction. nongovernmental organization (NGO) will be responsible for assisting in the Resettlement Plan implementation.

7. Resettlement Plan Implementation and Monitoring: All compensation is to be paid prior to displacement. Resettlement Plan implementation will be closely monitored to provide the IPMU with an effective basis for assessing resettlement progress and identifying potential difficulties and problems. Internal monitoring will be undertaken by the Investment Program Implementation Unit (IPIU) with assistance from the IPMU. A monthly progress report will be prepared by the IPIU and will be compiled by the IPMU on a quarterly basis for its due submission to ADB.