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ADB to provide $200 million to Maharashtra

Published on September 08, 2019
Current context: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $ 200 million to Maharashtra to improve road safety by upgrading rural roads to all-weather standards.
ADB to provide $200 million to Maharashtra 
  • The road upgrades would link the local and rural residents to the markets and will in turn help in boosting the agricultural productivity and incomes.
  • The project would also work with the Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association (MRRDA), to develop climate resilient design, road asset management etc.
  • A technical assistance grant of $1 million for institutional strengthening of the MRRDA is to be given for enhancing its management performances.
  • The state of Maharashtra accounts for 8% of the total road incidents in India.
  • The states’ agriculture accounts for about 47% of employment and contributes 11% to the state gross domestic product.

Question: 

Q.1 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently approved $ 200 million for road safety project for which the state of India?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Maharashtra
d. Kerala
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