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PRESS RELEASE July 21, 2019

World Bank statement on Amaravati and its ongoing partnership with Andhra Pradesh

On July 15 the Government of India (GoI) withdrew its request to the World Bank for financing the proposed Amaravati Sustainable Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has been informed that the proposed project is no longer under preparation following the government’s decision.

The World Bank continues to support the state of Andhra Pradesh with over $1 billion program that covers the health, agriculture, energy and disaster management sectors. This includes a new $328 million support to the state’s health sector signed with the Government of Andhra Pradesh on June 27, 2019

The World Bank has had a long and productive partnership with the state of Andhra Pradesh. The state has pioneered some remarkable development innovations, such as the women’s self-help group movement, that other countries have learned from. The World Bank is proud to have collaborated on these programs, and to have helped carry these examples to the rest of the world.

As the new government sets its development priorities, we stand ready to provide whatever support the state and the Government of India might request.


New Delhi
Sudip Mozumder
Principal Communications Officer
Washington D.C.
Elena Karaban
Senior Communications Officer