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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.