AP CM Naidu Seeks World Bank Support for State's Irrigation Projects

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met with World Bank officials on Tuesday, seeking support for various irrigation and water management projects in the state. The meeting, which took place in Amaravati, was described as "fruitful" by the Chief Minister.

photo: AP CM Naidu Seeks World Bank Support

During the discussions, CM Naidu met with key World Bank representatives, including Sumila Gulyani, Joop Stoutjesdijk, and Dr. Rajagopal Singh, along with their colleagues from the Bretton Woods Institutions. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are collectively known as the Bretton Woods Institutions, named after their establishment at a meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA, in July 1944.

The Chief Minister's requests to the World Bank team covered a wide range of water-related projects and initiatives. These include :

1. Completion of pending irrigation projects

2. River basin planning

3. Dam safety measures

4. Flood management for long-term water security

5. Water supply and sanitation improvements in rural areas

CM Naidu expressed optimism about the outcome of the meeting, stating on social media platform X,

"The team responded positively to my requests. We look forward to strengthening our water management capacity with their help."

photo: N chandrababu naidu

The collaboration with the World Bank is expected to significantly boost Andhra Pradesh's water management capabilities and infrastructure. This meeting comes at a crucial time for the state, which has been focusing on enhancing its irrigation facilities and ensuring water security for its population.

The Chief Minister's proactive approach to seeking international support for these vital projects demonstrates the state government's commitment to improving water resource management and rural development in Andhra Pradesh.

photo: C. Naidu with World bank memebers

As the state moves forward with these initiatives, the positive response from the World Bank team signals a potential for substantial support in realising Andhra Pradesh's water management goals. The coming months are likely to see further developments in this collaboration between the state government and the World Bank.

With inputs from PTI , X
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