Building Modern Toilets for All in India

India is undertaking an ambitious initiative to upgrade its sanitation system nationwide, attempting to give every house and school access to a modern toilet by 2019. Countries around Asia are grappling with the same issue. Read More

Fast Track Reform to Boost Indian Growth

Spurred in part by a new government's strong mandate and wide-ranging reform agenda, the Indian economy is set to benefit from a revival of investment and improved growth in advanced economies, says ADB report. Read More

Climate Change in South Asia: 12 Things to Know

Unless there is a concerted effort worldwide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, South Asia will suffer huge economic, social, and environmental damage from the consequences of climate change. Read More

Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new 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