Jim Yong Kim, World Bank’s group president was on a three day visit to India from 21-23 July 2014. He came to India to analyze the projects supported by the bank and recognize the development related concerns of Indian government. This will further help to decide about the allocation of funds and resources allocated by the World Bank group to support us well so they can be utilized in more optimal way.
This visit is special because India counts on the top beneficiaries of the World Bank and this is the first meeting of the Modi’s government after came into rule. Also, India has been amounted 6.4 billion dollars by the Bank during last fiscal (June 2013- June 2014).
India received 2 billion dollars from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), 3.1 billion dollars from the International Development Association (IDA), and 100 million dollars from the Clean Technology Fund that the World Bank Group administers. All in a group of World Bank which makes a total figure of 6.4 billion dollars
The meetings of Jim are scheduled with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to discuss about the developmental policies and financial resources. There are two aims of the World Bank Group – ending the poverty from the world and help to increase the prosperity. In order, to fulfill those aims he also planned to go to the sites in Tamil Nadu where where bank-supported projects are under process to see the challenges of India’s rural-urban transformation.
After the meeting with Finance Minister he said in a statement that World Bank understands the importance of the relationship and assures the pledge to support India in all the way to develop the nation. He insisted that India is the land of great innovation and knowledge at global level and our growth contains a great importance in the global growth. Thus the bank use to support India for growth and development as it support us for so many years.
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