USD 1 Billion aid to India by World Bank
The World Bank on Friday affirmed USD 1 billion aid ‘Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Program’ to help the nation’s endeavours for giving social help to poor people and defenseless families, seriously affected by pandemic.
This sums up the total aid facilitated by World Bank for tacking the pandemic in India to USD 2 billion. Last month, India was supported with USD 1 billion aid for health sector.
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world has required governments around the world to introduce social distancing and lockdowns in unprecedented ways, said Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director in India in a webinar interaction with the media.