The World Bank on Wednesday approved a project worth 63 million dollars for Nagaland to enhance quality education by developing different resources in the schools of the state.

The project is part of the four development projects worth over r800 million dollars that the World Bank approved for India.

The project termed  “Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project” is meant to improve classroom teaching and create opportunities for enhancing the teaching skills of teachers.

The project will build technology systems for students and teachers with more access to blended and online learning.

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It also aims to better monitor policies and programmes on school education.

Such an integrated approach will complement conventional delivery models in schools and help mitigate the challenges posed by COVID-1, said a statement issued by the World Bank.

“The four projects will support India’s efforts to rebuild by creating a sustainable and resilient economy,” said Junaid Ahmad, country director of World Bank India.

“Development work today has to cater to the poor and vulnerable families to help them recover from the adverse impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,” Ahmad said.

These four projects will help many families in India to access better income opportunities, education, water supply and benefits from the expanded social protection schemes of the government.

On the other hand, the “Chhattisgarh Inclusive Rural and Accelerated Agriculture Growth Project” worth 100 million dollars will develop sustainable production systems to enable tribal households in remote areas of Chhattisgarh to produce diversified and nutritious food throughout the year.

The “Second Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme” worth 400 million dollars will support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the pandemic.

The “Second Dam Improvement and Rehabilitation Project (DRIP-2)” worth 250 million dollars will improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India.


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