41626-013: Bihar Power System Improvement Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Electric power is an essential item for economic development and improvement of social wellbeing of India. It faces formidable challenges in achieving balanced infrastructure development, where the provision of adequate energy plays an essential role in reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth. The Government of India (GOI) has confirmed its `Power for All' initiative to provide universal power supply by 2012, which will require 100,000 megawatt (MW) of new generation capacity ... Read More

Country India
Project Number 41626-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 2681
Approval Date 19 Oct 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 132,200
Geographical Location Bihar, India
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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