India - Bihar Transformative Development Project "Jeevika II"

June 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the following project:

India – Bihar Transformative Development Project (Jeevika II)

IDA Credit: US$290 million equivalent

Terms: Maturity = 25 years, Grace = 5 years

Project ID: P159576

Project Description: The project will diversify and enhance household-level incomes and improve access to and use of nutrition and sanitation services among targeted households. The Project’s beneficiaries will include approximately five million women from poor rural households across 300 blocks and 32 districts of Bihar. The Project will focus on marginalized communities like the SCs, STs, Minorities, Extremely Backward Castes (EBC), and Other Backward Castes (OBC), which will constitute at least 60 percent of total beneficiaries.

Media Contacts
In India:
Nandita Roy
Tel : +91-11-41479220
In Washington:
Yann Doignon
Tel : +1 (202) 473-3239