• Monday, August 15, 2022


India, ADB Sign £184.97 Million Loan to Provide Safe Drinking Water Service in West Bengal

Heavy reliance on groundwater puts most of the rural population in West Bengal at risk from arsenic and fluoride contamination. (Photo: HIMANSHU SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed £184.97 million loan agreement on Wednesday (3) for providing safe and sustainable drinking water to about 1.65 million people in three districts of the state of West Bengal affected by arsenic, fluoride, and salinity. The signatories to the West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project were additional secretary (Fund Bank and ADB) Sameer Kumar Khare, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, signed for Indian government whereas, Kenichi Yokoyama, country director of ADB’s India Resident Mission, signed for ADB, said India’s Ministry of Finance in a release on Wednesday. Heavy reliance on…

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