Government of India to Get a $250-Million Loan from the World Bank

Published on March 08, 2019
The World Bank will provide a $250-million loan for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP).
Government of India to Get a $250-Million Loan from the World Bank
  • National Rural Economic Transformation Project is a new sub-component under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) of the Ministry of Rural Development.

About the National Rural Economic Transformation Project:

  • NRETP supports enterprise development programmes for rural poor women and youth by creating a platform to access finance including start-up financing options to build their individual and/or collectively owned and managed enterprises.
  • The project also involves developing financial products using digital financial services to help small producer collectives scale-up and engage with the market.
  • It also supports youth skills development, in coordination with the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
  • The key focus of the project is to promote women-owned and women-led farm and non-farm enterprises across value chains, enabling them to build businesses that help them access finance, markets and networks; and generate employment.

One must know:

  • The $250-million loan from the World Bank has a 5-year grace period and a final maturity of 20 years.

Question:

Q. Who will provide a $250-million loan for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) of Government of India?
a. Bank of Japan
b. Asian Development Bank
c. World Bank
d. United Nations

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