World Bank approves $63 million loan for Bihar livelihoods

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The World Bank has approved a USD 63 million loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to Bihar, India to enhance social and economic empowerment of rural poor people in the state.

The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project, named 'JEEVIKA' aims to improve rural livelihoods of the poor in the State through 776 village Panchayats covering 4,000 villages in the districts of Nalanda, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Madhubani, Khagaria, and Purnea. It is expected that the project will benefit more than 2.9 million people.

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