World Bank team met Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik; World Bank to identify sectors for development

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday requested the World Bank to conduct a Rapid State Diagnostic Study to identify sectors that need more development and others that need more support under the bank’s ‘Country Partnership Framework’.

The Government made this proposal on the occasion of a meeting held between a World Bank team and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Lok Sava Bhawan here. The team was led by World Bank Country Director Junaid Kamal Ahmed.

During talks, the Chief Minister highlighted steps taken by his Governments for involvement self-help groups in development process, eradication of poverty and ensuring good governance to the people. He stressed on more coordination between the Word Bank and the Government.

It was decided to maintain a Social Registry for poverty eradication and successful implementation of other socioeconomic programmes in the State.

It was revealed that Odisha has strategic partnership with some o the States under the Country Partner Framework of the World Bank. The framework began in 2018 and would continue till 2022.

Among others, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy and Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mahapatra were present.


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