Externally Aided Projects in Rajasthan

Externally Aided Projects in Rajasthan Financing Agencies International

Developmental activities by the state are enormous but it does not have adequate financial resources to execute the projects. Hence the State Government seeks loan/ assistance from various external funding agencies including international donors to finance various infrastructure and social sector projects for speedy development of the State.

Various External Agencies financing projects in Rajasthan include:

  • The World Bank Group,
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB),
  • International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD),
  • Agency Francaise De Development (AFD) ,
  • KfW, (German Agency),
  • New Development Bank (NDB)

These agencies help finance State Government various projects including Irrigation, Health, Water Supply, Forestry, Urban Development, Infrastructure, Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development (Poverty Alleviation Programmes).

The Government of India is releasing external financial assistance to the State on ‘Back to Back’ basis for the new projects sanctioned on or after 1.4.2005, as was recommended by the 12th Finance Commission. A total of 14 EAPs costing `20,747.70 crore are in progress in the State.

Overview of Externally Aided Projects in Rajasthan

S. No. Agency EAP- Project
1 Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program
  • Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Program (RUIDP Phase-III)
  • Rajasthan State Highway Investment Programme
  • Jaipur Metro Rail Line-1 Phase B
  • Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program
2 International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
  • Mitigating Poverty in Western Rajasthan
3 The World Bank Group (WB)
  • Rajasthan Rural Livelihood Project
  • Rajasthan Agriculture Competitiveness Project
  • Rajasthan Road Sector Modernization Project
4 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Rajasthan Forestry & Biodiversity Project Phase-II
  • Rajasthan Rural Water Supply and Fluorosis Mitigation Project -Nagaur
  • Rajasthan Water Sector Livelihood Improvement Project
5 KfW, (German Agency)
  • Intra State Transmission System in Rajasthan Under Green Energy Corridors Project
6 Agency Francaise De Development (AFD)
  • Re-organization Jodhpur Water Supply Project

**Reference data: Economic Review of Rajasthan 2017-18, Chapter 11