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Sector: State Highway  |  Module 2: Work through the PPP process

Activities in a strategic planning exercise

The financial, planning, management and other resources needed to expand and improve infrastructure provision are limited. Infrastructure planning should be guided by the goal of maximising the net public benefit through well-planned programmes.

A strategic planning exercise has the following features:

  • It is a forward-looking activity, carried out for a medium or long-term period. Strategic planning means planning for the future.
  • It identifies infrastructure needs across the Sponsoring Agency’s jurisdiction currently and into the future. This might be across a whole sector or geographically bounded parts of a sector (such as a state or urban area). A strategic plan may also be part of a broader multi-sector plan, such as an urban development plan which integrates planning for transport, water and sanitation, and solid waste management with other urban issues such as housing.
  • It includes an assessment of the current infrastructure situation, including the delivery capacity in existing infrastructure and existing plans for service expansion.
  • The identified infrastructure needs usually translate into a set of several or many individual infrastructure projects.

These features translate into activities to be carried out as part of a planning exercise.

City Development Plan and JnNURM

The Urban Infrastructure and Governance Sub-mission (Sub-mission I) of JnNURM places certain process requirements and reform commitments on recipients of its state and ULB-level infrastructure investment, including that a City Development Plans (CDP) be developed. These requirements have the objective of raising the quality of strategic planning and delivered projects, including PPPs.

JnNURM includes funding support for the preparation of a CDP. A CDP would identify a pipeline of potential PPP projects at the municipal level.

JnNURM support is also available for the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPR). A DRP is similar to a feasibility study, which is covered in Phase 2 . A DPR must be prepared for each individual project identified in the CDP as part of the process of applying for JnNURM investment support. DPRs are also an important step in the PPP process established by most state PPP Cells.

JnNURM has produced a toolkit that outlines the JnNURM framework and process. This includes details of the methodology and process to be followed in the preparation of a CDP and for DPRs.

The sectors eligible for Central support under JnNURM include the three municipal sectors in this toolkit, namely water and sanitation, solid waste management and urban transport (including BRTS and roads).  

 

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