Bihar to get Rs 560 cr credit from the World Bank for project Jeevika

The Central Govt and the Bihar Government inked pact with the World Bank for $ 100 million additional credit to intensify the ongoing Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project, Jeevika.

Objective of Project Jeevika:

The Project is targeted at enhancing the social and economic status of the rural poor in Bihar. The supplementary financing will help strengthen and expand the Project to cover all the blocks in the existing 6 districts covered under the Project. The aid will also provide a comprehensive district wide model for poverty alleviation in the state.

The Project in convergence with other government programs, has introduced a number of interventions on a pilot basis and facilitated access to public entitlements for the poor. These include access to social security pensions for nearly 29,000 households in partnership with the social welfare department and access to wage employment under the MGNREGA in collaboration with the rural development department for nearly 5000 Self Help Group women.

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