ADB had already approved a $200 million loan to EESL, a public sector energy services company, for the “Energy Efficiency on the Demand Side” project, which focused on lighting and equipment efficiency in 2016. India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $200 million loan agreement. As part of the agreement, they will upgrade land roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety. The signatories to the loan agreement for the Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project were Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary (Fund Bank and ADB), Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Indian government, and Sabyasachi Mitra, Deputy Director of the ADB Mission in India, who signed for the ADB, read an official statement. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the central government signed a $200 million credit contract on Monday to convert roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to all-weather standards and improve road safety. “Project interventions will benefit residents, workers and industries in the state`s economic corridors, which will enhance the competitiveness of the industry and create quality jobs. It also supports the urban reform agenda, such as better service delivery by private operators and a comparative quality assessment,” Yokoyama said. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government signed a USD 250 million loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) on December 16, 2019 to increase investment in energy efficiency in India, which will benefit agricultural, private and institutional consumers. In addition, $46 million will be provided under the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), managed by the ADB.
Maharashtra has an extensive road network, with landing roads accounting for two-thirds of the network. However, more than half of these country roads are unsealed, making them unsuitable for motorized traffic and impassable during the rainy season. Road safety is a growing problem, with the state handlinging more than 8% of all fatal road accidents in India, he said. The loan is accompanied by a $1 million grant for institutional strengthening of the Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association (MRRDA) in areas such as road management, road safety, climate-resilient design and construction, and real-time monitoring of projects on the web, he said. While Mitra signed the agreement on behalf of the ADB, Sameer Kumar Khare, the supplementary secretary, signed the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for the trade union government. NEW DELHI, INDIA (December 2, 2019) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government today signed a $206 million loan to develop water and sewer infrastructure in five cities in Tamil Nadus and build the capacity of local authorities to improve service delivery. This is the second multi-cut project loan for multi-cut financing, supported by the ADB, of the Tamil Nadu Urban Flagship Investment Program, approved in September 2018, which will develop climate-resilient water, sanitation and drainage infrastructure in 10 cities in Tamil Nadus. The first $169 million project under the program is under way.