Knowledge Note

Large portions of India are prone to flooding and over 800 million people have been affected by flood events over the past century. Through the World Bank’s Bihar Kosi Flood Recovery Project (BKFRP) with additional support from GFDRR, the Government of Bihar is assisting families to rebuild their lives and livelihoods through an owner driven housing reconstruction component in which families receive grants to construct their own houses with support from the Government, non-governmental organizations and technical experts.

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