Multilateral lending agency World Bank has said that it has signed a financing agreement with India for IDA credit of USD 48 million (equivalent) for the 'Nagaland Health Project'.
Commenting on the issue, a World Bank Official told the media, "The objectives of the project are to improve health services and increase their utilization by communities in targeted locations in Nagaland."
"Communities in targeted locations will benefit from project activities at the community and health facility levels while the population of the state as a whole will benefit from improvements in higher-level facilities as well as system-wide investments," he added.
As per reports, the project will directly benefit about 600,000 people. It will support and complement existing systems and mechanisms involving communities under the National Health Mission.
As per reports, the agreement was signed by Economic Affairs Joint Secretary Raj Kumar and World Bank (India) Acting Country Director Genevieve Connors.