India – Human Waste Management Technical Assistance

News Brief | 2 December 2011

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following technical assistance:

Description

The project will help urban local bodies in the states of Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh draft plans for on-site treatment and management of human waste to improve public health and the environment. Poor sanitation, especially in cities, costs the Indian economy almost $54 billion a year.

Amount 

$700,000 equivalent grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, administered by ADB.