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India: Irrigation

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has given to major irrigation projects in the Andhra Pradesh region of India. (254619)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has not provided any funding in direct support of major irrigation projects in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

However, DFID has provided £39 million to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for community-based water management through the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (June 1999 to December 2007). Technical support, worth a further £147,000, has been provided to increase the ability of the Andhra Pradesh state Government irrigation department to effectively manage irrigation systems in the state.