WB adjudges five best projects in India

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Kakinada, Jul 4 (UNI) The project on 'Adolescent Girls' Health,' planned and implemented by an NGO, the Centre for Empowerment and Development of Women (CEDOW), has been adjudged as one of the five best projects in the country and in Andhra Pradesh by the World Bank (WB).

Talking to newspersons here today, CEDOW Chairperson Aluri Vijayalakshmi said world bank had conducted a nationwide competition on creative projects, aimed at improving the services in the rural areas during 2004, and declared 20 projects as winners among the 1,500 projects received by it.

On completion of the project in a time frame, the world bank had again selected five most effectively implemented projects after analysing modalities and results achieved.

''CEDOW's project is one of the best projects aimed at improving the health of adolescent girls. The other four NGOs are from Gujarat, Assam, Rajasthan and Maharashtra,'' said Sudesh Unni Raman, Chief of the Unit, New Delhi, who arrived here for shooting a documentary film on the CEDOW project on behalf of the world bank.

He said the documentary, which would be of 30-minute duration, would be telecasted through Doordarshan in India and abroad. The documentary was filmed in places such as Guild of Services High School, BC Girls Hostel, Jagannadhapuram, Social Welfare Girls Hostel, Chollangipet, Chollangi High school and Girls Polytechnic.

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