User: subbu Topic: narmada
Category: dam-funding :: WB
Last updated: Jul 22 2016 02:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Boost for welfare schemes in TN 21.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The AIADMK government, which retained power in the recent Assembly polls, presented budget with no new taxes on Thursday. The government allocated more funds for several welfare schemes even as the states debt stood at Rs 2.52 lakh crore at the end of the current fiscal. The government has proposed to construct 10 lakh houses for poor people, distribution of laptops to 5.35 lakh students, buying of new buses and huge allocations for the energy sector. In addition, a total of Rs 355 crore has been provided for poverty reduction schemes, besides allocating Rs 150 crore to impart skill development training for two lakh youth in the state. While presenting the budget in the House, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam also announced that a World Bank-funded Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) will be implemented at an outlay of Rs 745.49 crore. On the energy sector, a total 13,000 MW of thermal power, 2,500 MW of hydel power and 3,000 MW of solar power will be added to the existing generation ...
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Maharashtra govt seeks $600 million loan from World Bank for irrigation projects 26.6.2016 FirstPost: India

Maharashtra government has sent a proposal to the World Bank seeking a loan of USD 600 million for irrigation projects to be implemented in about 20,000 drought-hit villages of the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

The post Maharashtra govt seeks $600 million loan from World Bank for irrigation projects appeared first on Firstpost.

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World Bank breather for Shimla's water woes 6.6.2016 TOI: All Headlines
World Bank breather for Shimla's water woes
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Determined to eliminate corruption: PM tells Indian diaspora in Doha  5.6.2016 TOI: Home
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Govt lines up over Rs 17k crore to support rooftop solar projects 3.6.2016 Latest News
The World Bank has committed a loan of $620 million
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World Bank chips in to solve state's water crisis 24.5.2016 deccanherald.com
In a major relief to Karnataka, which is facing water shortage, the Centre on Monday signed a $100 million loan agreement with the World Bank for urban water supply modernisation project in the state. The drinking water problem has aggravated in the state in recent times due to drought as major rivers and reservoirs are facing acute water shortage. "The objective of the project is to provide city-wide access to a continuous piped water supply in the eligible cities in Karnataka and to strengthen the service delivery arrangements at city level," finance ministry said after signing the pact. The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) is the implementing authority for the World Bank-funded project, the ministry said. The project will be implemented over a period of six years, initially in the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad. The project will benefit about 10 lakh residents of Hubballi-Dharwad, including estimated 1.60 lakh slum dwellers. The project will have four broad ...
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Indian economy is estimated to register 7.6 percent growth in 2015-16: Jaitley 20.5.2016 Sify Finance
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the Indian economy is estimated to register 7.6 percent growth in 2015-16, notwithstanding contraction of global exports and two consecutive years of
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Government seeks World Bank support for farm projects 19.5.2016 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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Panel for tax-free bonds, multilateral funds for hydro power 6.5.2016 TOI: India Business
New Delhi, May 6 () Government should issue tax-free bonds and arrange funds from multilateral agencies like ADB to provide long-term finance to hydro projects, a Parliamentary panel has said. "Tax-free bonds, similar to the infrastructure sector, should be issued for the hydro power sector.
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Countries draw expatriate cash with 'diaspora bonds' 17.4.2016 TOI: India Business
A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing "diaspora bonds", a funding strategy successfully pioneered by India and Israel but sometimes tricky to imitate.
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Subsidy on P&K fertiliser cut to Rs 21,274 crore for FY17 24.3.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
The move might save the exchequer around Rs 5,000 crore
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Cabinet decisions: World Bank support okayed for Swachh Bharat 23.3.2016 All Economy & Policy Stories
Other decisions include fertiliser subsidy rates, more for Bhutan hydro project
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Water supply: GHMC to have weekly reviews 3.3.2016 Hindu: Cities
With the onset of summer and water shortage issues looming large, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Mayor and Commissioner held a review meeting on Wednesday to tackle the situation.Interact...
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Work on 302 WRD projects to complete soon in Bihar : Minister 19.2.2016 TOI: Patna
Work on 302 WRD projects to complete soon in Bihar : Minister
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Current Affairs 16th January 2015 19.1.2016 Sify Finance
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World Bank to fund repairs of power plants in state 14.1.2016 TOI: All Headlines
World Bank to fund repairs of power plants in state
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The refugee who took on the British government | Ben Rawlence 12.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
For British politicians, foreign aid to Africa has become a cherished emblem of our idealism and generosity. But what happens when our funds harm those they are meant to help? The story of an Ethiopian farmer who sued the UK after losing his home to a development programme funded by foreign aid One day in late 2010, a farmer – I will call him Opik – woke up in his village in the remote Ethiopian province of Gambella. In this lush lowland area of savanna bordering South Sudan , the semi-nomadic Anuak people have lived for centuries, cultivating sorghum and maize, swimming in the river and gathering nuts, berries and fruits from the trees and wild honey from the forest. “It was paradise,” Opik recalled. The Anuak have an intimate relationship with their landscape. Their highest traditional authority is a spiritual leader called the wat-ngomi, who must sanction any human intervention in nature. Some trees are deemed sacred and cannot be cut down. Spirits live in certain sites and even the boundaries of ...
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Rejuvenation of Dams: State Govt to Seek More Funds 11.1.2016 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Green safeguards yield higher economic returns 6.1.2016 Hindu: Columns
For growth to go forward, it must be environmentally and socially concordant.
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Human Rights and Self-determination as prerequisites for real development 2.1.2016 Kangla Online
Human Rights and Self-determination as prerequisites for real development
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