The Asian Development Bank has approved a $200 million loan to support the Clean India mission



The Asian Development Bank has approved a $200 million loan to support the Clean India mission

The programme will help develop municipal solid waste management and sanitation systems and practices in 100 cities in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funding will support the Clean India Programme (Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0) – Integrated Municipal Waste Management in Indian cities, which focuses on improving sanitation practices. This is reported by
ANI, a partner of TV BRICS.

The initiative aims to engage the private sector, increase women’s participation in sanitation and service delivery, and improve waste management facilities in 100 cities in eight states.

ADB’s financial support will be used to modernise and establish waste management facilities, including biomethanation plants, composting plants, managed landfills, material recycling and plastic waste recycling facilities.

In addition, funds will be used for the construction of public toilets as well as the purchase of refuse collection equipment.

The programme will include elements of climate change and disaster resilience, prioritise gender equality, and consider social inclusion.

In addition to the loan, ADB will provide an additional $3.15 million in technical assistance grants from its Urban Resilience Trust Fund, the Republic of Korea’s e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund, and the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund.

This grant will support programme implementation, build financial management, monitoring and evaluation capacity in selected states, and promote city-to-city partnerships.

The integrated programme aims not only to improve waste management and sanitation infrastructure, but also to build the capacity of urban local governments, promote peer learning and actively engage with the private sector.

Through annual reviews and progress updates, the initiative will ensure effective implementation of city-wide solid waste and sanitation action plans.

In addition, training and awareness-raising campaigns for sanitation workers and the local population will contribute to improved sorting and waste collection practices.





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