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India to release USD 100mn aid to Afghanistan

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India to release USD 100mn aid to Afghanistan

India cleared USD 100mn aid for the third phase of the small developmental projects (SDPs) as part of its commitment on a USD 2bn aid program, ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit.

The SDPs directly impact local communities and support social-economic development, provide livelihood, help conserve environmental and cultural heritage, empower women, promote child welfare and facilitate community life through creation of infrastructure in the education, health, agriculture and agro-industry, renewable energy, trade, transport and communication.

The SDPs were earlier implemented in two phases. The first phase in July 2006 comprised 50 projects worth $11,216,179 and the second phase in June 2008 comprised 51 projects worth $8,579,537.

“Most of the projects in the two phases have been completed,” Indian’s Union Cabinet pressnote said.

The projects will be implemented over a period of four years through local Afghan government agencies, community organizations, NGOs, charitable trusts, and education and vocational institutions. The expenditure on the projects will be met from the non-plan head of ‘Aid to Afghanistan’ budget of India’s External Affairs Ministry.



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