WB praises all round development in Haryana

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Chandigarh, May 1 (UNI) The World Bank has appreciated the tremendous progress made by Haryana in all spheres of development within a short period.

A 19-member high powered delegation of World Bank, which had a meeting with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today, also studied the Haryana government's proposals for infrastructure upgradation with the World Bank assistance of about Rs 12,350 crore for their expeditious approval.

The state government has sought a financial assistance of Rs 5587.97 crore for implementation of projects of roads, Rs 3803.98 crore for power projects and Rs 2956.84 crore for water supply and sanitation projects.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda urged World Bank for early finalisation of its assistance and grants for Haryana's projects.

While recalling his visit to the World Bank last year, the Chief Minister said he had a wide ranging discussion on issues of development concerning Haryana and hoped that today's interaction too would help in better appreciation of Haryana's development needs and proposals for infrastructure upgradation.

Mr Hooda also hoped that the visit of the World Bank team would go a long way in cementing the partnership for development between the World Bank and the Haryana government .

Mr Hooda said the state government's objective was to achieve all round development in agriculture, industrialisation and infrastructure development as well as social growth in health and education.

Executive Director of World Bank (India) Dhanendra Kumar described Haryana as a high performance state where the administration can deliver.

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