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