For maintenance and improvement of its State highways, the Uttar Pradesh government has sought Rs 2,500 crore as assistance from the Centre. The State government has asked Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry to release the required funds immediately.
The Andhra Pradesh government would soon approach the World Bank for financial assistance for its road upgradation projects in various parts of the state, especially in rural areas. The state government plans to seek a Rs 1,000-crore credit line from the World Bank once the proposal receives approval from the state cabinet
Odisha State Director of Mines Deepak Mohanty informed reporters that a visiting delegation of the World Bank offered to provide technical assistance for development of mineral sector in the state. The multilateral body would provide support in the field mineral concession agreement, renewal of mining leases, grant of mining leases, socio-economic and envir
Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda informed that the country would announce the second round of loans under Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) for the second phase of the Dedicated Freight Corridor and a third infrastructural project in South India, reports suggest. Noda has reportedly informed this to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when the two leaders met on the sideli