Poor rural households in India's Madhya Pradesh state will benefit from a $100 million financing from the
. The initiative will help impoverished communities form self-help groups and cluster-level organizations in order to boost livelihood and business activities. "We have seen an increase in annual household income as well as value of agriculture production covering 300,000 poor rural households. This project will now scale up its activities to 5,000 villages," said World Bank Country Director for India Roberto Zagha.