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ADB approved loan amount of Rs 770 crore to Himachal Pradesh

Published on July 25, 2022
Current Context: Asian Development Bank has approved a Rs 770 crore (USD 96.3 million) loan for safe drinking water and sanitation project in Himachal Pradesh.
ADB approved loan amount of Rs 770 crore to Himachal Pradesh
  • The loan was provided under the Himachal Pradesh Rural Drinking Water Improvement and Livelihood Project.
  • The project will connect 75,800 households providing water supply to 370,000 residents across 10 districts.
  • About 90 percent of the state's rural population has access to drinking water but the supply infrastructure is old resulting in inefficient and poor service quality.
  • ADB unit head of the project administration on Urban Development and Water for South Asia, Jude Kohlhase said the project will meet the objective of 'Jal Jeevan Mission' a flagship program of the government of India, which ensures providing piped water supply to all rural household by 2024.
  • ADB said the project will improve water supply and sanitation through the construction of 48 groundwater wells, 80 surface water intake facilities, 109 water treatment plants, 117 pumping stations, and 3,000 km of water distribution pipes.
  • A fecal sludge management and sanitation program will be implemented on a pilot basis in the Sirmaur district.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Himachal Pradesh - Jai Ram Thakur
    • Governor of Himachal Pradesh - Rajendran Vishwanath Arlekar


Q.1 Which bank will provide Rs 770 cr to Himachal Pradesh for safe drinking water and sanitation project?
a. World Bank
b. ADB
d. SBI

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