Himachal Pradesh: Forests for Prosperity Project (WB-P163271)

  • India
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Specific Location
Himachal Pradesh
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Voting Date
Feb 15, 2019
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Government of India
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 62.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 21, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project's objective is to improve forest management and communities’ access to markets in selected watersheds in Himachal Pradesh.
The project key results include:

  • Selected forest land managed in accordance with site-specific management plans
  • Productive alliances operational according to a business plan (number); target of 50 percentwith women-only groups
  • Share of target beneficiaries with rating ‘Satisfied’ or above on process and impact of project interventions
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrowing Agency US$ 12.5 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Marcelo Hector Acerbi
Senior Environmental Specialist
Meredith Mercedes Stickler
Agric. Economist

Pyush Dogra
Senior Environmental Specialist


Republic of India
Lekhan Thakkar
Director (MI)

Implementing Agencies

State of Himachal Pradesh
Anil Kumar Khachi
Additional Chief Secretary (Finance)

Himachal Pradesh Forest Department
Tarun Kapoor
Additional Secretary (Forests)


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