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, especially the poor and vulnerable segments of the population.
The Government of India, the Government of Kerala and the World Bank signed here today a Loan Agreement of USD 250 million for the First Resilient Kerala Program to enhance the State’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.
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