Read about development issues relevant to India.
Boosting India's Wind PowerADB is helping Tata Power become a major player in the increasingly important sector of clean, renewable energy With their 73-meter "stalks" and 26-meter "petals," the windmills look from afar like giant plants sprouting atop a mountain plain in a remote corner of India's Maharashtra state. From this isolated location, these steel towers with rotary blades and turbine engines are helping meet a statewide need. They feed over 100 megawatts of electricity - enough to power several thousand households - into the state grid.
Rebuilding Shattered LivesAfter an earthquake flattened parts of India's Gujarat province, emergency assistance from ADB helped rebuild towns with safer homes and better civic amenities On 26 January 2001, India's most severe earthquake in a century struck India's Gujarat state. Thousands died and 2 million people lost their homes. Today, several badly damaged towns have been partly reconstructed - with safer homes and better civic amenities.