New World Bank Project to Support Climate Resilient Agriculture for Farmers in Odisha
The Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank signed a US$165 million loan agreement. It has been signed to support smallholder farmers strengthen the resilience of their production systems as well as diversify and improve the marketing of their produce, for increased income.
The Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture will be implemented in rural areas vulnerable to droughts and largely dependent on rainfed agriculture. It will benefit about 125,000 smallholder farmer households from 15 districts of Odisha managing 128,000 of agricultural land.
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Wadhwani AI would support the National TB programme by helping it become AI-ready. This would including developing, piloting, and deploying AI-based solutions.
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