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ADB okays $20-mn loan to India

The assistance by Manila-based bank would strengthen the legal framework and step up the system's efficiency.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 13:16 IST

The Asian Development Bank will give a $20 million technical assistance (TA) loan to India for carrying out reforms in the judicial system.

"The TA programme has already been approved. We are working on the core system," John Samy, ADB Deputy Director General in charge of South Asia said.

He described the TA as small, but very significant to improving administration of justice in India.

"It is really important for creating an enabling environment," Samy said.

ADB had cleared the proposal for the technical assistance programme for the Indian judiciary system in the third week of March.

The assistance by the Manila-based bank would strengthen the legal framework and step up the system's efficiency, which is crucial to promote economic growth.

India has one of the highest number of pending cases in the world due to lack of adequate infrastructure, which often delays justice delivery.

The multilateral development financial institution is participating aggressively in India's infrastructure development and capability creation in various sectors.