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World Bank launches $50M project to help South Asia curb marine plastic pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

The World Bank, Parley for the Oceans, and the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) launched today, on World Oceans Day, a $50 million regional project to help South Asia curb its marine plastic pollution and ramp up eco-innovation to reinvent plastic use and...

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Himachal Pradesh to get two green national highways

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

Two green national highways to be constructed with the help of the World Bank will cut short distances between four districts of Hamirpur, Mandi, Shimla and Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh. Funds worth Rs 2,700 crore will be spent on the construction of these highways. Two...

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Himachal signs pacts with WB to boost agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

The central government, the Himachal Pradesh government and the World Bank on Wednesday signed an $80 million loan agreement to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected gram panchayats in the hill state. The Integrated Project for...

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India & World Bank sign $450m loan to improve groundwater mgmt in 7 states

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $450 million loan agreement to support the national programme to arrest the country’s depleting groundwater levels and strengthen groundwater institutions. The World Bank-supported Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY) – National...

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India in talks with World Bank for Modi’s global electricity grid plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2020

India has started consultations with the World Bank as its technical partner to implement an ambitious global electricity grid plan pitched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the world grappling with climate change concerns, a senior government official said the...

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Rs 6,000-crore World Bank-backed scheme proposed to manage groundwater resources

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 9, 2017

Facing a sharp decline in groundwater level in many parts of the country due to over exploitation of existing resources, the Centre has proposed a new World Bank-backed Rs 6,000 crore scheme to...

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World Bank grants $5.19 million for energy financing to MSMEs

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 14, 2016

World Bank will provide an additional USD 5.19 million grant to MSME industries in the country to help them adopt efficient energy means. 


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World Bank approves an additional USD 22.93 million grant to support grid-connected rooftop solar PV in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2016

The World Bank Board on November 15th, 2016 approved an additional grant of USD 22.93 million to further enhance India’s Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (GRPV) program and strengthen...

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World Bank pegs India's energy efficiency market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 3, 2016

India's market potential for energy efficient products has risen more than four times to a Rs 1.6 lakh crore, estimated on the basis of the success of UJALA -- the Narendra Modi government's...

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'World Bank must aid countries to manage shift to cleaner coal'

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 28, 2016

The World Bank and other global development lenders like the Asian Development Bank must help countries such as India to finance the shift of their coal production to more efficient technologies...

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