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

India’s Rural Sector Deeply at Risk from Climate Change

India, one of the world’s largest agrarian economies, is deeply at risk from climate change, and could see economic losses of up to 8.7% of GDP by 2100, says an ADB report. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More


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