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This working paper by the World Bank reviews the marine fisheries sub-sector.

This working paper by the World Bank presents the findings of a study that was conducted as a collaborative initiative by the World Bank and the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, to review the marine fisheries sub-sector, within a broader sector that also included aquaculture and inland fisheries.

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The document confirms that there is significant room for increase in crop and livestock productivity and can be addressed with the activities to be undertaken by the project.

This document provides an appraisal of the World Bank financed Orissa Community Tank Management Project. The project on tank rehabilitation in the state was focused on institutional strengthening, agricultural livelihood services and some irrigation improvements in the project area.

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This report by World Bank was prepared with the objective of developing the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction in India.

CoverIt produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes.

It also includes attention in greater depth to three pathways important to inclusive growth and poverty reduction harnessing the potential of urban growth to stimulate rural-based poverty reduction, rural diversification away from agriculture, and tackling social exclusion.

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This report by the Water and Sanitation Programme describes the efforts undertaken by three small towns in West Bengal, Goa and Andhra Pradesh at solid waste management.

SWM These efforts were developed and launched through urban local bodies and which transformed service levels and helped improve compliance with the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, in a context where the state of MSW services in most of the Indian towns has been far from satisfactory. 

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World Bank discusses the policy & constraints of the Water Resource Management Sector.

This background report on Rural Water Supply and Sanitation by the World Bank, as a part of the Water Resources Management sector review, dwells on the policy and constraints of this sector, institutional and financial issues related to sector reform process and advocates an approach/plan to bring about radical reforms in the sector.

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The World Bank (WB) report on the website, highlights the seriousness of the high fluoride content of the water in Nalgonda district, its impact on the health of the population and the attempts that are being made to deal with the situation.

The fluorosis section of this website dedicated to Nalgonda district, highlights the acute problem of very high levels of fluoride in the ground water resources of the district and its impact on the health of people - a high prevalence of severe and crippling bone and skeletal deformities. The site has information on the status of the affected people, flouride levels and various articles, petitions and pictures.

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A report on the drought condition in Andhra Pradesh

This report published by the World Bank consists of two volumes.

Volume 1 is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Drought And Andhra Pradesh’s Economy: Historical Perspective
Chapter 3: Methodological Framework
Chapter 4: Reducing Vulnerability Of Agriculture To Drought In Eight Drought-Prone Districts
Chapter 5: Managing Economic Impact of Drought at the State Level
Chapter 6: Conclusions and recommendations

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The projects aims for a long term vision for urban water sector in Karnataka by implementing phased program towards full and high quality service provision in a sustainable manner

This 2004 Project Appraisal Document of the World Bank for the Karnataka Urban Water Sector Improvement Project provides the long-term vision for the urban water sector in the State of Karnataka. The project aims to turn its performance into high quality, sustainable services in all urban local bodies.

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The report includes a large-scale empirical analysis of the traditional target-driven (supply-driven) Government programs and the more recent model of decentralized community-driven approaches

This report by the World Bank includes a large-scale empirical analysis of the traditional target-driven (supply-driven) programs of the Government and the more recent model of decentralized community-driven approaches and is based on a survey that covers about 40000 rural households across 10 states in India and covers more than 600 rural drinking water supply schemes. The study focuses on the service delivery aspects of rural water schemes.

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A slideshow from the World Bank on the Karnataka tank project for restoration of tanks

Most of India's rural poor live in rain-fed areas where agricultural productivity is low. In Karnataka-one of India's driest states-the World Bank is helping to revive centuries-old tank systems to improve farm productivity and raise incomes. Read More

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