The objective is to enhance the capacity of the electricity supply in the Southern Region of India.
The project is a subset of the “HVDC Bi-pole Link between Western Region (Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) and Southern Region (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu) – North Trichur (Kerala)” which comprises three related schemes to expand the interstate transmission network in western and southern India.
For more information about project financing, please review the project summary.
The Bank has decided to apply ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) (ADB SPS) to the Project because: (i) it is consistent with the Bank’s Articles of Agreement and materially consistent with the provisions of the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy and relevant Environmental and Social Standards; and (ii) the monitoring procedures that ADB has in place to ascertain compliance with the ADB SPS are appropriate for the Project. Under the ADB SPS, the Project is classified Category B for Environmental and Involuntary Resettlement, and Category C for Indigenous Peoples. An Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), including an Environmental Management Plan (EMP), and a Compensation Plan for Temporary Damages (CPTD) have been prepared and disclosed on the POWERGRID’s website and the Bank’s website.