ADB Financing to Support Urban Development in Nagaland
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions
Context: The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed a $2 million Project Readiness Financing (PRF) Loan for
- Designing climate resilient urban infrastructure
- Strengthening institutional capacity and improving municipal resource mobilization in 16 district headquarter towns (DHTs) in Nagaland.
- Ensure high readiness of the ensuing project through preparing an urban sector strategy, undertaking feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs of selected subprojects and building capacity of state level agencies in project implementation, resource mobilization and anchoring reforms
Background: Nagaland’s towns and cities face the long-term challenges of climate change, lack of basic amenities, poor connectivity. Major transport routes around urban areas are severely affected by landslides during the monsoon season. Urban roads are in poor condition without proper storm water drainage. Most cities face acute water shortage and except Dimapur have inadequate sewerage or septage management system. All these issues constrain economic development of the state.
News Source: PIB