Asian Development Bank and India: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016
Asian Development Bank and India: Fact Sheet

The ADB program in India has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB commenced operations in India in 1986 and has approved loans totaling $36.8 billion.

Through ADB-supported development initiatives, millions of people in India have benefited from improvements in basic infrastructure and services. The ADB transport sector program aims to improve connectivity and accessibility, promote safe and environment-friendly practices, and enhance in-country and subregional trade corridors and facilities. Energy sector initiatives continue to contribute to the strengthening of power transmission and distribution networks in India.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on India as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.