June 29, 2019

The Government of India, the Government of Kerala and the World Bank signed a Loan Agreement of USD 250 million for the First Resilient Kerala Program.


  • Background: The 2018 floods and landslides in Kerala led to severe impact on property, infrastructure, and lives and livelihoods of people. One sixth of the State’s population - about 5.4 million people - were affected while 1.4 million were displaced from their homes.

  • Parent Program: The New Program is part of the Government of India’s support to Kerala’s ‘Rebuild Kerala Development Programme’ aimed at building a green and resilient Kerala.

  • Program Objective: To enhance the State's resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.

  • Strategy: The Program aims to support the State with –
    • improved river basin planning and water infrastructure operations management, water supply and sanitation services

    • resilient and sustainable agriculture, enhanced agriculture risk insurance

    • improved resilience of the core road network

    • unified and more up-to-date land records in high risk areas

    • risk-based urban planning and strengthened expenditure planning by urban local bodies

    • strengthened fiscal and public financial management capacity of the state

Source : PIB