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India & ADB sign US $75 Mn loan pact to improve urban services in 4 Karnataka towns



India and ADB $75 Million loan agreement to improve urban services in 4 Karnataka coastal towns: Details, Aim, Highlights

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank has signed a $75 million loan agreement in New Delhi to fund projects under the Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program.

This loan agreement will be tranche a 2 loan agreement of this program.

Under this program 24 x7 water supply will be provided in Karnataka’s four coastal towns of Kundapura, Mangalore Puttur, and Udupi and improve sanitation infrastructure for Mangalore town.

Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program was approved in 2014, the tranche 1 of the $75 million loan is currently helping strengthen urban water supply and sanitation services in three other towns of the State – Byadagi, Davangere, and Harihar.

The project also focuses to strengthen institutions to improve water use efficiency, water resource planning, monitoring, and service delivery. It also seeks:

1. Augmentation of water treatment production capacity by about 16 MLD,
2. Laying of 90 kilometers of new water transmission lines and feeder mains,
3. Construction 29 overhead tanks and four ground-level service reservoirs and
4. Establishment of town-level supervisory control and data acquisition system.

Also, in Mangalore, about 11 km of pumping mains will be installed to rehabilitate the sewerage system.


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