World Bank aided project to benefit 200 villages
PTI | January 4, 2011
The World Bank aided second phase of the rural drinking water supply scheme 'Jalanidhi' with a total outlay of Rs. 1,000 crore would begin next month, Kerala Water Resources Minister N K Preamchandran said here today.
The detailed project report of the scheme was now under the evaluation of the World bank and government expect a favourable decision soon, Preamchandran told reporters here.
The World Bank had in principle accepted the project that would benefit population of 200 villages in different parts of the state, he said.
The state government was not waiting for the World bank to accord sanction for the loan to start the project, he said.
In the inital stages, the project would be implemented in 30 selected villages. State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan would inaugurate the project, he said.
The contribution of beneficiaries would be 10 per cent, 15 per cent that of Local bodies and 75 per cent World Bank component, he said adding in the first phase of Jalanidhi project the beneficiereis share was 15 per cent.
In the case of sc/st, the benefeciary share would be only 7 per cent, he added. Government was also planning to include this facility of sc/st to fishermen community, he said.
Panchayats have been given more powers in the implementation of the project, he added.
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity, said Sigmund Freud, one of 20th century’s most influential thinkers. In what seems to be a classic example of the Opposition taking on the ruling party merely for t
Health, like education, job and information, will become a matter of right soon. A draft policy advocates a National Health Rights Act which will make “denial of health” an offence. It also proposes making health a fundamental right and suggests raising public health expenditure to 2.5 percent
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has alerted consumers of fraudulent websites selling 9W LED bulbs under the name of Unnat Jyoti (UJALA) scheme of the government. The government has made it clear that the websites were not associated with the EESL, a public energy services company, under ministry
It’s been seven months since swirling flood waters ravaged Chennai, and the painful 2015 memory is still afresh for Robertson. “It was the most horrific experience of my life. We are scared and hope that there is no repeat of such floods,” says Robertson, a resident of Madipakkam, one of
25 years of economic reforms You can see them around you all the time. They cut across geography, gender, caste, class, community and religion. Almost all of them have tell-tale signs – they are young, generally between 13 and 25 years; they own swanky smartphones; wea
Burhan Wani was just like any other youngster who loved to spend time on the social media. But, there was a sinister, dark side to him. He joined the ranks of terrorists and became the Hizbul Mujahideen commander. He was killed on July 8, triggering violence that has savaged Kashmir for the past fortnight.