Worldbank grants India loan for environmental projects

Dec 28, 1996 01:00 AM

The World Bank (WB) announced a $ 50 mm dollar credit to India to help the country deal with environmental issues. The project will provide technical assistance and training to the Indian government to strengthen its environmental policy planning, administration and environmental awareness efforts. The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 61.5 mm, of which the bank will provide $ 50 mm and the Indian government the rest. The bank listed major environmental threats to India and said that major contributors to air pollution in India include thermal power stations, industrial waste, vehicles and use of non-commercial fuels like coal briquettes. The other threat is water pollution with major rivers, streams and large stretches of the coastal marine environment being polluted by municipal and industrial waste

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