India and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB supports India’s vision of faster, inclusive, and sustainable growth. The latest Development Effectiveness Brief captures the core of ADB's operations in India and showcases select interventions that are helping the government achieve its development goals.
ADB is extending loans of up to $100 million to help India’s pioneering private sector solar power developer, the ACME group, finance badly needed new solar plants.
ADB has signed a loan of up to $200 million with India's fourth largest private bank, YES Bank Ltd, which finances women’s self-help groups through a successful business model. The project will offer financing to low-income women borrowers and small-scale farmers in rural India.
Improving roads that connect vulnerable and isolated communities to schools, services, and markets is key to development in India.
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.
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