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ADB strives $25 billion for India’s infra, social and green needs

ADB strives $25 billion for India’s infra, social and green needs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to help India fulfil its most pressing development requirements, pledged up to $25 billion over the course of the next five years to support social development, climate change, and infrastructure development in India under the PM Gati Shakti project.

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ADB strives $25 billion for India: Key Points

  • ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa informed PM Narendra Modi during their discussion that ADB intended to provide $20–25 billion in resources over a five-year period to help the nation achieve its goals of rapid, inclusive, and environmentally friendly growth.
  • ADB will offer comprehensive support for India’s top priorities, including the crucial infrastructure push under the PM’s Gati Shakti (National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity) initiative, the construction of future cities, mobilising domestic resources, and bolstering basic services in underserved areas.
  • ADB will prioritise assisting in the transition to a circular economy and the decarbonization of transportation as well as the clean energy transition as part of its green growth plan.
  • President Asakawa noted India’s successful Covid-19 pandemic response and swift post-pandemic recovery, saying India continues to be the fastest-growing major economy with an anticipated 7% growth in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.
  • Asakawa discussed ADB attempts to attain yearly regular financing of $4 billion from its sovereign operations in the following few years during his discussion with Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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About Asian Development Bank ADB

  • In 1986, ADB began conducting business in India. As of December 31, 2022, ADB had committed $6.75 billion in non-sovereign loan and investment to the nation, in addition to $52.28 billion in sovereign lending.
  • 64 projects totaling $16 billion are currently included in ADB’s India portfolio, which spans the transportation, urban, energy, human development, agricultural & natural resources, and finance sectors.
  • Following a thorough stakeholder consultation process, ADB is also in the process of finalising the new five-year country partnership plan (CPS) for India for 2023–27.

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