ADB to provide $231 mn loan to enhance power generation capacity in Assam

Highlights:

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $231 million loan with the Government of India to augment electricity generation capacity in the state of Assam.
  • This is the third tranche loan for the 'Assam Power Sector Investment Programme' that was approved by the ADB Board in July 2014.
  • Under the project, 120 megawatts (MW) hydroelectric power plant would be constructed.
  •  The programme focuses on enhancing the capacity and efficiency of the energy generation and distribution systems in Assam to improve the availability of electricity service to end-users.