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Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas, India

Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas, India

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  • 1. The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    Federation House, 11-6-841, Red Hills, Hyderabad – 500004
    Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) Scheme
    Dr. N. SaiBhaskar Reddy 8.6.11
    CEO, GEO |
  • 2. PURA
    “Holistic and accelerated development of compact areas around a potential growth centre in a Panchayat (or group of Panchayats) through Public Private Partnership (PPP) by providing livelihood opportunities and urban amenities to improve the quality of life in rural areas.”
    Provision of livelihood opportunities and urban amenities in rural areas to bridge the rural urban divide thereby reducing the migration from rural to urban areas.
  • 3. Salient features of PURA
    To bridge the rural - urban divide and achieve balanced socio – economic development by providing physical and social infrastructure, as given below, in identified rural clusters to further their growth potential:-
    Road, transportation and power connectivity
    Electronic connectivity in the form of reliable telecom, internet and IT services
    Knowledge connectivity in the form of good educational and training institutions
    Market connectivity to enable farmers to get the best prices for their produce
    Provision of drinking water and up-gradation of existing health facilities.
  • 4. Salient features of PURAcontd……
    Intervention should be over and above the existing schemes.
    Intervention should aim at the cluster becoming growth centre.
    Intervention to cover amenities and livelihood factors.
    Convergence of existing schemes to be ensured.
    Land cost and salaries not to be booked in the scheme.
  • 5.
  • 6. The Restructured PURA Scheme
  • 7. PURA Strategy
    Implementation of scheme through PPP
    PPP between Gram Panchayat (GP) and Private Sector partner
    Core funding from PURA scheme of MoRD
    Additional support through convergence of Central Govt Schemes
    Private sector to bring in investment and operational expertise
    Project based and risk sharing among stakeholders
  • 8. Structure of the PPP Cell
    Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Govt of India
    Under the overall guidance of Dr. ArvindMayaram,
    Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (AS&FA), MoRD
    PPP Cell functional since Oct 2009 under Joint Secy
    (Admin) with a PPP Expert provided under ADB T.A.
    Mandate of the Cell
    Promoting PPP in rural infrastructure development
    Support PPP initiatives of the Ministry as well as related Departments / Ministries
    Design and implementation of India-wide pilot phase of Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) through PPP
    Capacity and awareness building of staffs and stakeholders as part of different programmes
    Involving lowest tiers of Governance (Panchayats) in PPP
  • 9. Urban Amenities to be provided under PURA
    Under MoRD Schemes:-
    1. Water and Sewerage
    2. Village streets
    3. Drainage
    4. Solid Waste Mgt
    5. Skill Development
    6. Development of Economic Activity
    Under Non MoRD Schemes:-
    7. Village Street Lighting
    8. Telecom
    9. Electricity, etc.
    Add-on Projects i.e. Revenue earning projects (Indicative) :-
    10. Village linked Tourism
    11. Integrated Rural Hub, Rural Market
    12. Agri – Common Services Centre, etc .
    13. Any other rural economy based project
  • 10. Business Model
    • Leveraging public funds with private capital & management for creation & maintenance of rural infrastructure.
    • Due to thin revenue base, most CAPEX from Govt. schemes.
    • Community Development schemes ordinarily included.
    • O&M of assets and services for 10 years.
    • Private Developer to have flexibility in choosing PURA project area & revenue generating projects as add-ons.
    • Capital Grant limited to 35% of project cost for meeting viability gap.
    • Cost of each PURA project limited to Rs. 120 crores.
    • Actual Capital Grant to vary from project to project
  • 11.
  • 12. Land
    • For the public amenities, Gram Panchayat / State Govt to provide land free of cost.
    • For the Add-on activities
    Revenue sharing between GP and Private Partner if land provided by GP / State Govt.
    Such add-on facilities to revert back to GP / State Govt at the end of concession period.
    • In case the private developer has to purchase the land from open market, cost of land not to be included for the estimation of capital grant
  • 13. Agreements Related
    Concession Agreement
    – Between GP and Private Developer. Will include minimum service level standards, performance guarantees etc.
    State Support Agreement
    – Tripartite Agreement between Central Govt, State Govt and Private Developer.
    – State Govt. commitment for core facilities like roads, water
    and power to the PURA area.
    Independent Engineer
    – To supervise and monitor performance during project life cycle.
    – Cost of Independent Engineer financed under PURA.
  • 14. Selection Process
    Through open competitive bidding process.
    • Expression of Interest from reputed Infrastructure Companies.
    • No financial bidding and evaluation based on technical capability and pre approved evaluation methodology.
    • Short listed bidders invited to pre-bid conference.
    • Emphasis on rural development priorities as well as developers perspective on an economically viable project.
    • DPR to form the basis of determining capital grant admissible. To be vetted by Independent Engineer.
    • Inter Ministerial approval committee to approve final cost and capital grant.
  • 15. ADB Technical Assistance (T.A.)
    • ADB views PURA as a critical initiative to bring PPP into rural infrastructure sector
    • Has provided a full time PPP Expert, Transaction Advisor and Legal Advisor to assist in the preparatory stages and conceptualization of PURA pilot phase
    • Extended 3-year support towards mainstreaming PPP in PURA
    • The support is for policy framework development, institutionalization of PPP unit in MoRD, capacity building of MoRD and identified Gram Panchayat besides rollout of pilot projects
  • 16. Next Steps
    CCEA has approved PURA pilot projects on 21stJan
    • 7-8 pilot projects are expected to be taken up within the outlay of Rs. 248 crores in the 11th Plan. The implementation of the scheme will test the principles on which it is based. This will help in upscaling the scheme in future.
    • Rollout of the ADB programme by MoRD
    • Calling „Expression of Interest‟ from established
    infrastructure developers.
    • Scaling up after experience of pilot phase
  • 17. DPRs Approved
    IL&FS Limited in Jaipur District, Rajasthan 
    IL&FS Limited in Rajsamand District, Rajasthan 
    IL&FS Limited in Dehradun District, Uttarakhand 
    Infrastructure Kerala Limited in Thrissur District, Kerala 
    Infrastructure Kerala Limited in Mallapuram District, Kerala 
    Marg Limited in Karaikal District, Puducherry 
    Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh  (Kondapalli and Ibrahimpatnam gram panchayats)
    SVEC Constructions Limited in Warangal District(ParvathagiriMandal-10 villages), Andhra Pradesh
  • 18. Transaction structure
  • 19. Overview of the Concession Agreement
  • 20. Next Steps
    Under PURA only 2 per state – limited number of projects supported.
    Independent PPP Models in consultation with the state for development of more clusters.
  • 21. Thank you.
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