President Nakao in India

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, stressing that ADB is committed to partnering with India in reigniting growth and reducing poverty. Read More

Inaugural Rupee-Linked Bond Raises $50 Million

ADB has raised Rs3 billion (about $50 million) from its maiden issuance of its $500 million offshore rupee-linked bond program, which aims to deepen India’s capital markets. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Climate Change Threatens South Asian Growth Prospects

Droughts, floods and extreme weather events could cost South Asian nations up to 9% of their economy every year by the end of this century, says ADB report. Read More

Overview

While continuing to support India’s endeavors to reduce poverty through infrastructure-led growth, ADB’s India program has developed and matured over the years in terms of its sector, geographic, and thematic coverage, in line with the government's evolving priorities and increasing focus on inclusive and sustainable growth.

Besides continuing its support for core infrastructure sectors, such as energy, transport, and urban services, ADB is now engaged in innovations in infrastructure finance and improving water resources management, agribusiness infrastructure development, and skills development.

Fast Facts

1,233.00 (2013)
Population in millions

1.3% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

21.9% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
281.36 / 0.89
Agriculture (7)
 
100.00 / 0.32
Education (1)
 
10,771.29 / 34.04
Energy (73)
 
2,620.00 / 8.28
Finance (19)
 
20.00 / 0.06
Health (1)
 
275.90 / 0.87
Industry and Trade (5)
 
1,450.00 / 4.58
Public Sector (9)
 
10,142.05 / 32.05
Transport and ICT (49)
 
2,805.96 / 8.87
Water Supply (30)
 
3,179.00 / 10.05
Multisector (17)
 
31,645.57 / 100.00
TOTAL (211)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013