India signs loan agreement with World Bank for transport sector in Meghalaya

Published on November 20, 2020
Current Context: India has entered into an agreement with World Bank to modernise transport sector in Meghalaya.
India signs loan agreement with World Bank for transport sector in Meghalaya
  • They have signed an agreement of USD 120 million.
  • With the help of this fund, improvement in 300km strategic road segment will take place with the help of climate-resilient and nature-based solutions.
  • Due to this improvement in the transport sector, Meghalaya will emerge as a leading hub of trade with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
  • This project will uplift sectors like small scale industries, agriculture areas, tourism, health and education centres in Meghalaya.
  • Also, access to a health facility will improve because of efficient road connectivity.
  • Around 500,00 people of the state will get the benefit of this improved roads connectivity.
  • This fund will help to boost the ‘Restart Meghalaya Mission’.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Meghalays: Conrad Kongkal Sangma
    • Governor of Meghalaya: Satya Pal Malik

Question: 

Q.1 The agreement of USD 120 million was signed between India and World Bank to improve roads in which of the following state?
a. Assam
b. Maharashtra
c. Punjab
d. Meghalaya

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