India signs $200 mn deal with World Bank for rural transformation in Assam
The rural transformation project will help small farmers to produce crops that are resilient to recurrent floods or droughts in Assam.Updated: Oct 30, 2017 18:31 IST
The finance ministry and the World Bank announced on Monday the signing of a loan agreement worth $200 million for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project.
“Project will support Assam Govt. to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agriculture productivity and market access among others,” the finance ministry said in a tweet.
Project will support Assam Govt. to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agriculture productivity & market access among others.— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) October 30, 2017
It said the project will enable small farm holders to produce crops that are resilient to recurrent floods or droughts in the state.
“The $200 million loan from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a seven year grace period, and a maturity of 16.5 yrs,” added another tweet.
The World Bank will release it’s Doing Business report on October 31.
First Published: Oct 30, 2017 18:31 IST