World Bank approved Loan for SALT Programme in AP

Published on June 29, 2021
Current Context: The lending arm of the World Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has approved the loan to implement the SALT (Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation) programme in Andhra Pradesh.
World Bank approved Loan for SALT Programme in AP
  • The loan amount of Rs 1860 crore is approved by the World Bank’s IBRD.
  • The SALT Programme will transform Andhra Pradesh’s government schools into vibrant and competitive platforms by enhancing teaching practices, learning outcomes and school management in basic education.
  • The tenure of the programme is 5 years and will be executed from the academic years of 2021-22 to 2026-27.
  • The funds allotted for implementing the SALT programme will be used to include curriculum reforms, classroom practices enhancement and professional skills development among the teachers and staff.
  • The programme will prepare students to face the competitive world by including English as a medium of instruction in state’s educational institutes.
  • Static Part: 
    • Dams in AP: Srisailam Dam(Krishna River), Somasila Dam (Penna River), Tatipudi Reservoir(River Gosthani), Dummaguden Dam (River Godavari)


Q.1 The World Bank approved a loan to implement SALT Programme in Andhra Pradesh. What is the aim of the SALT Programme?
a. Transform food industries of the state
b. Transform state’s learning and education sector
c. Support agriculture and farmers of the state
d. Uplift MSME sector of the state

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