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#SGSIndia: Help Us Solve India's Biggest Challenges

UNDP India and The Logical Indian are excited to come together to hear your voices, get your ideas, on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make India a better place. The Social Good Summit 2017 aims at crowdsourcing the most pressing gaps in skilling, housing, energy and health, and work on identifying solutions enabled by technology. We need your help to get the job done. Click to take the poll.

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New Video: Journey of a Mango - From Farm to Fork

Women farmers in India's eastern state of Odisha are earning four times more than last year. What has changed? Watch to find out.

 equator prize, undp, india, maharashtra, drought, women
Equator Prize Winners Honoured at New York Gala Event

The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners -- including Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) from the state of Maharashtra -- in New York, coinciding with the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. SSP empowers 72,000 women in the drought-prone state to act as decision-makers, improving their health and economic well-being. Click to find out more about SSP and the Equator Prize.

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Video: Building Houses, Building Dreams

Watch how families in a village in Maharashtra, India, are using government assistance to construct homes that are affordable, resilient and responsive to their needs. To find out more, read our new Exposure photo story: http://bit.ly/2uwe2O9

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Deadline Extended - Inviting Applications: India Biodiversity Awards 2018

The National Biodiversity Authority invites applications for the Fourth India Biodiversity Awards, 2018. UNDP India is the knowledge partner for the Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to conserving the country's vast biological diversity. Now accepting entries till 15 October.

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In the News: 'India Moves Closer Towards Achieving its Goal of Financial Inclusion'

Read UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Yuri Afanasiev's oped in The Times of India on how one billion Aadhaar numbers linked to one billion bank accounts and one billion mobile phones could transform service delivery -- and more.

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In the News: 'One of a Kind' Programme Taking Vaccines to Children's Doorsteps in Madhya Pradesh Aims for 100% Immunization Rate to Stop Disease

Read about how the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network, or eVin, has helped the state of Madhya Pradesh expand its vaccination coverage 75 percent of the population in its first year of implementation.

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Report: Towards Victim-Friendly Responses and Procedures for Prosecuting Rape

Partners for Law in Development, supported by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, and UNDP, conducted a study on procedural reform in rape prosecutions, and its implementation. Click to read the full report.

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Video: UN Youth Envoy Visits Young Women Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, stopped over at TARA (Technology & Action for Rural Advancement) to meet young women receiving training in salon services and retail under the Disha project.

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Photo Story: Mango Republic

Learn how the income of Odisha's women mango cultivators such as Puse (pictured above) has increased by four times in less than a year.

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Report: State of Youth Volunteering in India

A first-of-its-kind report, the State of Youth Volunteering in India 2017 documents the contribution of youth volunteering to achieving developmental goals in India. It calls for a better common understanding about what constitutes volunteerism and recommends measures to promote volunteering.

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Blog: How India Can Tap Its Youth For Development

On International Youth Day, Arun Sahdeo, Programme Officer, United Nations Volunteers India, tells us how we can remove the constraints on volunteerism to harness the energy and enthusiasm of youth.

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Press Release: Regional Consultations on Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Find out how the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is gearing up to submit the sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity with consultations in Guwahati, Lucknow (http://bit.ly/2h1hv1q) and Ahmedabad (http://bit.ly/2wUr9Nu).

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In the News: Women@Work - In A Haryana Factory, Tradition Clashes With Aspiration

Read journalist Namita Bhandare's second article in an IndiaSpend series on how women in Haryana factory found it difficult to escape the various constraints that inhibit their employment and participation in the workforce.

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'Education, Women's Empowerment Top Priorities for UN in India': Yuri Afanasiev

UN Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev speaks to UN Radio on India's progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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In the News: Four Lakh Delhi Students to Receive Career Counselling

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi, announced that the Education Department, with the support from UNDP India, would offer career counselling to four lakh public school students in Classes X-XII.

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Interview: 'We Will Institutionalize the Process for Preparing District HDRs'

Read what Principal Secretary, Planning, Government of Gujarat, S. Aparna, said to UNDP India about Gujarat's commitment to human development and its efforts to develop human development reports at the block level.