West Bengal Drinking Water Sector Improvement Project (ADB-49107-006)

Countries
  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bankura, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Aug 29, 2018
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Borrower
Government of India
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 245.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 240.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 21, 2018


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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The project will provide safe and sustainable drinking water as per the standards set by the Government of India to about 1.65 million people in the arsenic, fluoride, and salinity- affected selected areas of Bankura, North 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts of West Bengal (project districts). It will introduce an innovative and sustainable institutional framework and advanced technology for smart water management to enable efficient service delivery in project districts."

 

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Pokhrel, Neeta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
-Ministry of Finance (Aid Accounts & Audit Division)
CAAA@NIC.IN.
5th Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi 110 001
-India Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal
DIRWSSO@WBPHED.GOV.IN
N.S. Bldg, 7th Floor, 1, K.S Roy Road, Kolkata

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main