Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 15 Dec 2006

Project Name Assam Power Sector Development Program
Country India
Project/Program Number 36318-023
Geographical Location
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Sector Energy
Subsector Energy Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objectives of the policy loan are to assist GOA to (i) develop appropriate policy, legal and regulatory framework to ensure a balanced growth of the power sector; (ii) enhance sector efficiencies by establishing commercial and competitive business environment; and (iii) improve financial viability of the sector. Components and Outputs: (i) Strengthening functions of Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission; (ii) Development of policies on rural electrification and captive generation; (iii) Unbundling and corporatization of Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB); (iv) Financial restructuring of ASEB and transitional financing support to its successor entities.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 18
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Jun 2003 to 27 Jun 2003
Management Review Meeting 28 Jul 2003
Approval 10 Dec 2003


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2036

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Kaoru Ogino (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Finance Department, Government of Assam
Mr. Rajiv Bora

Department of Power, Government of Assam
Mr. P.K. Chowdhary


Project Website
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