Snapshots that illustrate the World Bank's work and the positive impact of development projects in India.
INFRASTRUCTURE- Rural Roads
With little scope for new rail, river or air connections, good roads are vital for Mizoram's development.
Rural roads are revitalizing village economies in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.- Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP)
Mumbai introduces modern traffic management systems.- Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP)
The MUTP is carrying out much-needed improvements to Mumbai’s rail and road infrastructure.- Resettlement under MUTP
Resettling the displaced is an unprecedented exercise in improving the lives of the urban poor.- Building State Highways in Andhra Pradesh
A new inter-state highway linking Hyderabad with Chennai has brought prosperity to the remote regions.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT- Empowering the Poor in Tamil Nadu
The livelihoods and quality of life of the rural poor, particularly women and other disadvantaged groups, is being improved.- Reclaiming Saline Lands in Uttar Pradesh
Large tracts of saline lands in UP have been rendered fertile, boosting productivity and raising farmers' incomes.- Better Crops, Higher Incomes in Dry Watershed Lands of Karnataka
Degraded lands have been brought under cultivation and farm yields have risen in the drought-prone regions of Karnataka.- Restoring Rain Water Reservoirs - Tanks - in Karnataka
Rural communities in the poorest and driest districts are restoring traditional rain water reservoirs - known locally as tanks - to increase the productivity of their land.- Computerizing Land Records in Karnataka
With World Bank assistance, 20 million land records have been computerized, benefiting 6.7 million farmers in Karnataka.- Improving Agriculture in Assam
Tubewells and community-managed irrigation systems extend farming season in Assam, farmers' incomes rise significantly.- Reversing the Degradation of Natural Resources in the Lower Himalayas
Farmers in the lower Himalayan regions of Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and J&K have conserved soil and water, improved drinking water supply, and built roads and bridges.
RURAL WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION- Bringing Water Connections to Rural Households in Kerala
Women who spent hours collecting water are now getting water in their homes.
CREATING JOBS- Small and Medium Enterprises
The World Bank is financing the SME sector in India to increase job creation.
HEALTH- Eliminating Leprosy
Access to diagnosis and treatment services has increased, particularly for the poorest, cutting leprosy cases in half between 1993 and 2000.- Controlling TB
Remarkable progress is being made in controlling the spread of tuberculosis - a leading cause of illness and death in adults in India.- Reducing the Incidence of Cataract by more than half
The World Bank has been a leading partner in India’s efforts to address cataract blindness with a special focus on women and those living in tribal and remote areas.
RECONSTRUCTION- Rebuilding After the Tsunami
Helping to rebuild lives and livelihoods after the 2004 tsunami.