About 3.3 million people in Andhra Pradesh will have access to safe drinking water following the approval of a $400 million loan by the Asian Infrastructure Investment BankÂ’s (AIIB) Board of Directors.
There are many sources to fund projects envisaged by selected smart cities. One of the important means is grants by governments-state and central. In fact, the smart cities can structure themselves to monetise some of the assets under their possession and identify revenue-generating projects.
Urban settlementsÂ´ access to a reliable water supply is improving, as is the quality of the water supplied. However, there is still a great deal more to do. The World Bank estimates that 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved new norms for issuance and listing of municipal bonds or Muni bonds on stock exchanges. The decision will help raise funds for infrastructure projects and the governmentÂ´s smart cities initiative.