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HYDERABAD: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has sought World Bank\'s assistance for the Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Programme (APRPRP) Phase-III, Tank-Reliant Irrigated Area Develo

Published: 24th January 2012 03:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:21 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has sought World Bank's assistance for the Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Programme (APRPRP) Phase-III, Tank-Reliant Irrigated Area Development (TRIAD) project, AP Post- Flood Project, AP MEPMA Project for support to urban SHGs and Health Systems Strengthening Project.

He made this appeal to a delegation of World Bank headed by Hubert Nove Josserand (Operations Adviser, World Bank, New Delhi) which met him here on Monday.

Reddy informed the delegation that the state government had initiated an innovative programme, Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, for which prime minister Manmohan Singh is coming on February 4 to hand over one lakh appointment letters to unemployed youth on a single day.

This programme has been envisaged to provide 15 lakh jobs in the private sector during the next three years.

The chief minister told them that another major project, Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, the longest in the country with 72 km, was being taken up.

The government is already implementing six World Bank-assisted projects with an outlay of Rs 11,230 crore, of which the World Bank's share is Rs 6,613 crore and the state government's is Rs 4,617 crore.

These include AP Road Sector Project with an outlay of `3,165 crore.

Of that, the World Bank's share is Rs 1,568 crore and the government's is Rs 1,597 crore.

The project envisages better quality and safe roads.

The AP Municipal Development Project (APMDP) has an outlay of Rs 1,670 crore, of which the World Bank's share is Rs 1,431 crore and the government's is Rs 238 crore.

The objectives of the project are providing drinking water, transport, solid waste management, sewerage and storm water drains and street lighting.

The AP Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project (APRWSSP) is another project being funded by the bank.

It has an outlay of `864 crore, of which the World Bank's share is `720 crore and the government's is `144 cr.

The `4,444-cr AP Water Sector Improvement Project (APWSIP) has `2,025-crore contribution from the World Bank and `2,419 crore from the government.

The project tends to improve irrigation service delivery to increase productivity under the Nagarjuna Sagar Scheme.



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