43069-012: Livelihood Improvement for River Erosion Victims in Assam

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Assam is the most severely affected area in India in terms of floods and erosion, accounting for 9.4% of the country's total flood-prone area. In Assam, damage due to floods has been caused by two river systems: the Brahmaputra and the Barak. In the subproject areas, flood and riverbank erosion has been a chronic problem, causing enormous damage to lives, crops, livestock, land and property. These impacts cause massive displacement of people, increase landlessness, and force local governments to... Read More

Country India
Project Number 43069-012
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Grant No. 9168
Approval Date 05 Oct 2012
Geographical Location Within Assam, Palasbari, Kaziranga and Dibrugarh
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Effective gender mainstreaming
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Translated PDS

Responsible ADB Officer
Natsuko Totsuka
Request for information

Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD

Executing Agencies
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam

PDS Creation Date
31 Mar 2009

Last PDS Update
21 Jul 2014