The Transmission System Strengthening Project is a project to expand the interstate transmission network in western and southern India. The project, partly funded by ADB and AIIB (as co-financer) along with the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has serious environmental and social consequences — like the loss of livelihood, impact on agriculture— which has been completely overlooked. The case study shows how MDBs are finding new and indirect ways to continue supporting coal, in violation of their commitment to reduce and in some cases not support coal at all.

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