The objective of the project was to enhance resilience to floods and increase agricultural production and productivity in the targeted districts in the Kosi River Basin, and to enhance Bihar's capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency, Finance Ministry said in a statement. The primary beneficiaries would be rural producers and households in the Kosi River Basin who were regularly exposed to floods, it added.
    
This includes farmers who lost their agricultural lands due to the silt deposits brought by the 2008 Kosi River Flood as well as farmers in the project area that were without access to irrigation and other technologies, improved agricultural practices and an adequate transport network, the statement said.
    
The project had five components - Improving Flood Risk Management, Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Competitiveness, Augmenting Connectivity, Contingent Emergency Response and Implementation Support.

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