Mehbooba Mufti launches World Bank funded Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project

Nov 18, 2016 12:35 IST

Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, on 14 November 2016 formally launched the World Bank-funded Jhelum-Tawi flood recovery project in Srinagar.

The project seeks reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure post-2014 floods in the state.

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About the Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project

The project was conceptualised and pursued by former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in the aftermath of devastating floods of 2014 in the state.

In January 2016, the Government of Indian and the World Bank had signed a 250 million US dollar credit agreement under the Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project.

The project is funded by credit from the International Development Association, the World Bank’s concessionary lending arm, with a maturity of 25 years, including a 5 year grace period.

The project aims at reconstructing and recovering support in flood-affected areas in which public infrastructure and livelihoods were impacted severely.

The project also focuses on restoring critical infrastructure disrupted by the floods using international best practice.

The infrastructure will be designed to improve resilience to future flooding and landslide, as well as seismic risk.

It will focus on the 20 flood-affected districts in the state. They are Anantnag, Baramula, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Srinagar, Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Poonch, Rajauri and Udhampur.

Apart from reconstruction, the project will focus on disaster risk mitigation.

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