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India: Orissa

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development is supporting projects in the Kandhamal districts of Orissa State; and, if not, where their nearest project which is benefiting members of all faiths is operating. [HL611]

The Department for International Development (DfID) is providing £10 million for community development in four districts of Orissa, including Kandhamal. The Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP) which runs from 2004-10, aims to increase incomes, reduce malnutrition and improve water and sanitation for over 375,000 tribal men and women of all faiths.