• Winners of the 2016 India Biodiversity Awards Announced

      The International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 was celebrated all over the country by different States and various organisations on 22nd May 2016. The national level celebrations of the Day were held at Yashwant RaoChavan Auditorium, Mumbai with enthusiastic participation of all stakeholders.

    • Showcasing Best Practices in Citizen Centric Governance at 2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training

      Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is organising the 2nd National Symposium on Excellence in Training (NSET) on May 27-28, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India in a sequel to the 1st NSET held on April 11-12, 2015 with overarching theme of citizen centric governance. The basic objective is to provide an annual national platform to stakeholders involved in training to promote sharing of good practices and instil a quality of excellence in training. The details of Symposium are available on the NSET website (www.nset.gov.in).

    • “It is not Just About Cleaning the River Ganga” says Jaco Cilliers in an Interview with the Times of India

      Namami Gange—the flagship programme of Narendra Modi government at Centre—to clean up Ganges has partnered with UNDP for the mammoth task. Country director UNDP in India Jaco Cilliers strongly believes that national mission to clean Ganga is not just cleaning a river but encompasses some of the major mandates of UNDP including poverty alleviation and environment protection. An ardent cricket fan and expert in sustainable development, social and political interventions, Cilliers spoke to TOI on the process of integrated approach needed to realise the dream of sustainable and clean Ganga.

    • CONTEST: UNDP and Yes Foundation Announce Film Grant on the SDGs

      UNDP is excited to partner with Yes Foundation to launch the ‘Yes Foundation Social Film Grant’, which aims to award film production funds to emerging filmmakers to produce minute-long public service films on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The last date of application is 30 May, 2016.

    • #WED2016 | Green Harvest: Organic Farming along the Maharashtra Coastline

      System of Rice Intensification technology, introduced by UNDP and Government of Maharashtra, has affected an increase of rice yield per gram by nearly 40-80 percent while reducing the need for irrigation by up to 40 percent. The farming technology is also increasing family incomes from INR 20,000 to 70,000 per season.

    • #WED2016 | Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland

      A UNDP partnership with the government of Nagaland has reduced soil erosion and increased vegetation cover on 30,000 hectares of land in 70 villages. The partnership in the North Eastern Himalayan state has empowered 7,000 women farmers to adopt farming practices that can protect soil fertility, diversify livelihoods and strengthened market linkages.

    • #WED2016 | Ray of Hope

      In 2012, the project provided support to SKF Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd in Mysore, Karnataka in setting up solar heating system in their plant resulting in a saving of almost 12,000 litres of diesel each year or close to US$ 13,000 annually.

    • UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

      For over 50 years, the Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme have partnered in virtually every area of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. We are proud to present a glimpse of this journey over time..

    • मानव विकास रिपोर्ट 2015 - मानव विकास के लिए कार्य

      वैश्विक मानव विकास रिपोर्ट 2015 एक मौलिक सवाल पूछता है – कार्य कैसे मानव विकास को बढ़ा सकता है। रिपोर्ट, कार्य का एक व्यापक दृष्टिकोण लेता है जो नौकरियों से परे है और अवैतनिक देखभाल का कार्य, स्वैच्छिक कार्य और रचनात्मक कार्य के रूप में आते हैं। इस तरह की गतिविधियों को ध्यान में रखकर, कार्य सार्वजनिक अच्छा करने के लिए, असमानता को कम करने के लिए, मानव विकास को बढ़ाने के लिए, आजीविका हासिल करने और सशक्त बनाने के लिए एक साधन हो सकता है। इस रिपोर्ट ने मानव क्षमता के दोहन और न्यायसंगत और सतत प्रगति हासिल करने के लिए नीतियों की सिफारिश की है, और मानव विकास सूचकांक में भारत की प्रगति पर नवीनतम निष्कर्ष प्रस्तुत किऎ हैं।

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