World Bank Eyes Aid Expansion for India's Bihar State

The World Bank has approved a USD220 million project that will support flood recovery efforts in the Indian state of Bihar. The money will also be used to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and improve the state government’s capacity to respond to future natural disasters.

The approval of the project is in line with the World Bank’s commitment to increase its assistance for Bihar over the next few years. The bank is planning to invest some USD1 billion worth of additional funds in several state projects that focus mainly on agricultural development, flood and road management and disaster preparedness.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.