Achieving climate resilience and well-being in West Bengal

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14 November 2019

West Bengal is an agrarian state located in eastern India and its agricultural sector is currently under threat by shrinking water resources and growing population. 

To tackle these challenges, West Bengal launched an initiative in 2012 for the enhancement of agricultural production in several districts including arid regions and coastal belt.

The Water Resource Investigation and Development Department of the state government is doing this through a World Bank assisted project ‘West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project’.

The project aims to enhance agriculture production among small and marginal farmers in remote rain-fed areas of West Bengal and is expected to end in December 2019.

This case study is part of a series from our Policy Action work, which aims to accelerate the pace of climate policy development and adoption in states and regions. To see more innovative climate policies from around the world, check out our Policy Action Map.

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