Asian Development Bank Approves $96.3 Million Loan to Provide Safe Drinking Water in Himachal Pradesh
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $96.3 million loan to provide safe drinking water and improve water supply and sanitation services of Himachal Pradesh, India under the Himachal Pradesh Rural Drinking Water Improvement and Livelihood Project.
More than 90% of the state’s rural population have access to drinking water, but the water supply infrastructure is old and deteriorated, resulting to inefficient and poor service quality. The ADB project will connect 75,800 households to the service, providing uninterrupted water supply to about 370,000 residents across 10 districts.
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