News: Government of India, West Bengal Government, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) and World Bank have signed a loan agreement for a project titled ‘West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood Management Project’.
- Aim: To improve irrigation service delivery, strengthen flood risk management and improve climate change resilience in the Damodar Valley Command Area(DVCA).
- Significance: The project is intended to benefit about 2.7 million farmers from five districts of West Bengal.
- It is a river flowing across the Indian states of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
- Origin:It rises in the Palamu hills of the Chota Nagpur plateau in the state of Jharkhand.
- Main Tributaries: Barakar, Konar, Bokaro, Haharo, Jamunia, Ghari, Guaia, Khadia and Bhera.
- The river was earlier known as the River of Sorrows as it used to flood many areas of Districts of West Bengal.