India
Developing Water Resources
Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for the Desert Areas
In India, NDB is providing funding to assist the rehabilitation of the Indira Gandhi Canal system to prevent seepage, conserve water and enhance water use efficiency as mandated by both national and state level policies on water use. One of India’s driest states, Rajasthan, currently has very low per capita water availability, just 780 cubic meters per person per annum. Demand is currently estimated to be double the current supply, and the gap continues to widen. The semi-arid state faces frequent droughts and the deterioration of its irrigation infrastructure is exacerbated by inefficient water usage, all of which adversely affects two-thirds of Rajasthan’s residents, who depend on agriculture for subsistence.
Through a USD 345 million loan, NDB is providing 75 per cent of the funding required to develop the Rajasthan water sector restructuring project. Co-financed with the Government of Rajasthan, the project is expected to improve water use efficiency in Rajasthan by 10 per cent and increase the area of land under irrigation by an additional 150,000 hectares by 2025. The project will also provide technical support to local water users’ associations to optimise irrigation operations and improve irrigation management practices. 

PROJECT LOAN VALUE
USD
345
million

CHINA
Restoring Critical Ecosystems
Hunan Ecological Development Project
NDB is contributing to restoring the local environment in the heart of Hunan province through a comprehensive ecological development project that includes water resource management and flood control. Through a loan of RMB 2 billion to China, NDB is supporting efforts to improve the water quality of the Xiang River and to restore the ecological balance in Hunan province. The loan will be on-lent to the provincial government and then to eligible sub-projects that aim to improve flood control, restore integrated
ecosystems, rehabilitate river courses and improve sewage treatment in the watershed of the Xiang River. The project’s positive impact on restoring the environment will be long term and sustainable.
One of the project’s key impacts will be to demonstrate, through the joint efforts of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, how the collaborative efforts of a city cluster can combat environmental problems that pose a threat to the local population and local economies. 

PROJECT LOAN VALUE
USD
307
million
RMB amounts are translated    at 0.15368 to USD

RMB amounts are translated at 0.15368 to USD

India
Improving Rural Water Supply
Madhya Pradesh Multi-Village Water Supply Project
NDB is supporting the state of Madhya Pradesh to provide piped drinking water to rural areas and achieve the state’s goal of access to clean drinking water for its entire population.
The state government has set strategic goals to improve socio-economic conditions for the local population and address the challenges the state faces in providing access to safe drinking water. The state’s population is largely dependent on uncovered wells and hand pumps for drinking water, and many villagers have to walk half a kilometre to get water. Chemical and bacteriological contamination of current water sources is also a growing concern. The need for clean and safe drinking water from sustainable sources is widely recognised by both the state and the central government.
NDB is providing a loan of USD 470 million to finance 70 per cent of the Madhya Pradesh multi-village water supply project. The project will serve 3,400 villages and benefit over three million people. Access to clean water will significantly improve the living standards of the villagers, who will benefit from improved sanitation, reduced water-borne diseases and saving time not having to fetch water. 

PROJECT LOAN VALUE
USD
470
million