The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday accepted a writ petition on an abnormal delay in completing a World Bank-funded road project in a prominent apple belt here but excluded the petitioner from the case as he was a former BJP minister.
Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday said the World Bank and Asian Development Bank have offered assistance for rehabilitation of people and construction of infrastructure affected by devastating cyclone 'Hudhud' which hit the north coastal districts of the state in October.
At a time when the central government is mulling a universal health insurance policy for the poor, a study shows that a similar programme in Karnataka to provide health insurance to households below the poverty line has lowered both mortality rates and out-of pocket expenses for beneficiaries.
Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today appealed to?the world community and financial institutions like Islamic Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and World Bank to extend support in rebuilding flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence.
The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and boosting inclusive growth.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the Indian government has earmarked 10 percent of funds in all Centre-sponsored development programmes for disaster mitigation, which amounts to about USD 5.5 billion for the current fiscal.