2015

UNDP@50 in India: Towards Sustainable Development

02 May 2016
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.. 

Healing Through Nature: Protecting India’s Traditional Medicinal Wealth

02 December 2015
Healing Through Nature: Protecting India’s Traditional Medicinal Wealth
Since 2008, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has partnered with UNDP to promote the sustainable use and conservation of medicinal plants in three ecologically fragile states – Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

Energy Smart: The Indian Railways Powers Ahead

29 November 2015
Energy Smart: The Indian Railways Powers Ahead
The Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest railway networks, is  adopting a range of energy efficient technologies that can support the vision of an environment-friendly rail network for India.

In the Family Tree: Women Become Land Owners in India

15 October 2015
In the Family Tree: Women Become Land Owners in India
With UNDP support, 5,000 women have secured land deeds in Gujarat, with thousands more women farmers being aware of their rights and accessing government agriculture and allied schemes. 

Light and Livelihood

18 May 2015
Light and Livelihood: Expanding Solar Energy in Rural India
A UNDP partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is expanding access to clean energy in rural India.

The Road to Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction in Odisha

13 March 2015
The Road to Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction in Odisha
While natural disasters have caused widespread devastation in India, the country is investing billions in stronger early warning systems, strengthening the ability of communities, institutions and governments to respond to disaster; and taking a longer term view on sustainable development. In Odisha, where UNDP has worked closely since the super cyclone in 1999, the preparedness of people in this coastal state has been transformed.

A Roof Still Standing : Building Disaster Resilience in Odisha

23 January 2015
A Roof Still Standing : Building Disaster Resilience in Odisha

Between 2000 and 2007, UNDP partnered with the Government of Odisha to promote housing technologies that could enable people to build safer and more resilient homes in highly vulnerable areas of the Odisha coast. The project, which was supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Care Today, constructed more than 60 buildings that demonstrated that a combination of low-cost disaster resilient building technologies and indigenous building materials could help people build structures to withstand natural disasters.