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India: Overseas Aid

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to fund rehabilitation and community development projects in Kandmahal, Orissa State, India. (282866)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is providing £10 million for community development in Orissa through the Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP) from 2004-10. So far, OTELP has helped increase incomes, reduce malnutrition and improve water and sanitation for over 375,000 tribal men and women in four districts, including Kandmahal.