ADB, India Sign USD 91 Million Loan for Comprehensive Water Management in Karnataka

ADB, India Sign USD 91 Million Loan for Comprehensive Water Management in Karnataka
ADB, India Sign USD 91 Million Loan for Comprehensive Water Management in Karnataka

ADB, India Sign USD 91 Million Loan for Comprehensive Water Management in Karnataka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $91 million loan to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel irrigation systems and prepare river basin management plans in the Krishna river basin that will help improve irrigation water use efficiency and contribute to improving sustainable water security in Karnataka.

The investment program will help Government of Karnataka in strengthening its institutions involved in integrated water resource management and modernizing the irrigation system infrastructure for improving water use efficiency in the State.


The project interventions are also tackling inefficient water use in agriculture that accounts for over 84% of the state’s total water use. This will improve water availability to meet the rising demand from other users in the state.

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