Drinking water supply projects in West Bengal receive Asian Development Bank funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned Rs 20.16 billion to finance three drinking water supply projects in West Bengal. These include a drinking water project in Haroa and Rajarhat for which water will be sourced from the Ganga river. Further, the bank has also sanctioned funds for a project in Bankura, for which water will be sourced from the Damodar Valley Cooperation reservoir and a piped water supply project in Nandigram. Reportedly, the state government is also in talks with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to avail financing for 90 drinking water supply projects in the Purulia district.

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