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ADB Approves $125 Million Loan for Uttarakhand Water Supply and Sanitation Projects

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ADB approves USD 125 mn loan for water supply

On 29th November 2021, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a loan of $125 million (around Rs 938 crore) for water supply and sanitation projects in Uttarakhand.

  • The funds will be utilised to improve access to quality water supply and sanitation services to the entire population of about 154,000 people of the state.

Focus – To build cost-effective city-wide sanitation, wider-reach and less water-dependent, and to engage the private sector in building the skills of concerned urban local bodies.

About the Project:

i.A 136 kilometres of water pipe system will be constructed to replace defective water networks in South Dehradun benefitting around 40,000 people, including 4,000 urban poor and vulnerable groups.

ii.Water meters will also be installed in about 5,400 households for efficient water use and consumption billing.

iii.The project also ensures 256 km of enclosed underground sewer networks and 117 km of stormwater drainage networks for sewage treatment plants in Dehradun.

  • The Sewer network benefits around 138,000 residents, including 15,000 urban poor and vulnerable people and about 17,410 households in Dehradun will be connected to this sewerage system.

iv.The project will introduce a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and geographic information system (GIS) to provide real-time data and information for monitoring.

Note – For the First time in India’s water and sanitation sectors, the project will introduce four citywide computerized maintenance and management systems to advance operation and maintenance, and asset management of the water supply and sanitation infrastructures and services

Total Funds from ADB

i.ADB will provide a USD 250,000 technical assistance (TA) grant from its Technical Assistance Special Fund.

ii.A grant of USD 750,000 from ADB’s Climate Change Fund will be given to further strengthen climate-resilient urban planning and development of the state by carrying out a thorough assessment, supporting science-based decision making, developing smart integrated and resilient urban planning tools, and capacity-building activities.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved an additional financing of $300 million (appx. INR 2227 Crore) loan for the ongoing Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project that is upgrading rural roads to all-weather conditions and connecting areas with markets and services in Maharashtra.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

President – Masatsugu Asakawa
Established – 1966
Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
Members – Owned by 68 members (49 from Asian and Pacific Regions)