ADB approves loan for Secondary Towns of Rajasthan

Published on September 28, 2020
Current Context: The Asian Development Bank has approved loan to develop water supply services and sanitation infrastructure in secondary towns (localities having 20,000 to 1 lakh
ADB approves loan for Secondary Towns of Rajasthan

residents) of Rajasthan.
  • A loan amount of 300 million dollars is approved by ADB to secondary towns of Rajasthan. 
  • The loan amount will improve the access to water services for about 5.7 lakh people of Rajasthan. 
  • The sanitation services will prove beneficial to about 7.2 lakh people of 14 secondary towns of Rajasthan.
  • With the help of this loan, water supply facilities in 8 project towns will be developed by 2027 with the help of various implementation projects.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Asian Development Bank: Mandaluyong, Philippines
    • President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa
    • CM of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot
    • Governor of Rajasthan: Kalraj Mishra
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Rajasthan: Ranthambore NP, Sariska NP, Desert Natural Sanctuary, Mukundara Hills NP, Darrah NP, Mount WLS, Kumbhalgarh WLS, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary

Questions: 

Q.1 Which organisation approved loan to develop water supply services and sanitation infrastructure in secondary towns of Rajasthan?
a. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
b. New Development Bank
c. World Bank
d. Asian Development Bank

Q.2 What is the amount of loan approved by Asian Development Bank to develop water supply services and sanitation infrastructure in secondary towns of Rajasthan?
a. 300 million dollar
b. 280 million dollar
c. 240 million dollar 
d. 340 million dollar

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