Funds released to four districts of Western Orissa for Rural Livelihood Project

for Ministry of Rural Development | Date - 03-01-2007

The Ministry of Rural Development, Deptt. Of Land Resources has released Rs. 7.41 crore during 2006-07 to the State Government of Orissa for implementation of the Department for International Development (DFID) assisted Western Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (WORLP) in the Districts of Bolangir (228 lakh), Naupada (142.50 lakh), Kalahandi (256.50 lakh) and Bargarh (114 lakh) in the State.

The project is being implemented through the DRDAs for development of watershed areas in the four backward districts of Western Orissa. The purpose of the project is to support sustainable livelihoods, particularly for the poorest in these districts. a The project has three components, namely promoting livelihood improvements, capacity building for primary and secondary stakeholders and encouraging an enabling environment.

The project initially covered two districts, namely, Bolangir (14 Blocks) and Naupada (5 Blocks) and was extended to Kalahandi (6 blocks) and Bargarh (4 blocks) in 2004-05. It was launched in 2000 and is to be completed by 2009.

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