UNDP in Uttar Pradesh

About Uttar Pradesh

Often described as the ‘heartland’ of India, Uttar Pradesh is the country’s most populous state. With nearly one-sixth of the population, or 200 million people, as per the 2011 Census, the state has a population comparable to Brazil. Only four countries namely China, USA, Indonesia and Brazil have a population higher than that of Uttar Pradesh. With a population density of 828 people per square kilometre, UP is also one of the densest states in the country. Over the last decade, the population of the state has increased by over 25.8 percent. Out of the 200 million population of the state, nearly 78 percent lives in rural areas across nearly 100,000 villages. According to the 2011 Census, UP also has the largest rural population in India. more

Status of Projects

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UNDP in Uttar Pradesh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with the government, civil-society and the peoplele of India since 1951 to help them find their own solutions for global and national development challenges.

  • Financial Inclusion (2009-2012)
    Financial Inclusion

    In partnership with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the project aims to increase financial inclusion of the poor by developing appropriate financial products for them and increasing awareness on available financial services and strengthening financial literacy, particularly amongst women.more

  • Capacity Development for Local Governance (2008-2012)
    Capacity Development for Local Governance

    In partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels to improve service delivery through training, networking and knowledge sharing.more

  • Access to Clean Energy (2009-2012)
    Access to Clean Energy

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, aims to enhance access to clean and renewable energy for livelihoods in remote un-electrified villages in the selected seven United Nations Development Assistance Framework states of India.more

  • Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Mills (2004-2013)
    Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Mills

    Steel production is an energy-intensive process that generates a large amount of solid waste and greenhouse gases. In partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, the project aims to increase energy efficiency of steel re-rolling mills sector, reduce associated emissions and enable penetration of environmentally-sustainable, energy efficient technologies in this sector.more

  • Support to National Response to Mainstreaming HIV (2008-2012)
    Support to National Response to Mainstreaming HIV

    In partnership with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), the project aims to expand coverage and impact of the national HIV response by mainstreaming HIV in selected ministries; to enhance capacities of civil society groups to protect human rights of PLHIVs and of government officials to effectively manage National AIDS Control Programme (NACP-III).more

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (2009-2012)
    Disaster Risk Reduction

    In partnership with the National Disaster Management Authority, the project aims to raise awareness and build resilience of the communities to disaster-related risks, and to strengthen the capacities of the state and district Disaster Management Authorities to better deal with disasters and post-disaster recovery efforts.more

  • Urban Risk Reduction (2009-2012)
    Urban Risk Reduction

    In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the project aims to strengthen capacities of institutions and other stakeholders such as municipal officers, planners, NGOs, etc to manage risks in 56 cities across the country.more

At a Glance

Population: 200 million

Area: 243,290 sq km

HDI Value: 0.380

Poverty Rate: 40.9%

Literacy Rate: 69.72%

Sex Ratio: 908 females per 1,000 males

Uttar Pradesh Economic and Human Development Indicators