Managing Plastic Waste

Watch how a local NGO, with support from the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme and UNDP, is helping communities collect and recycle plastic waste for use in road-building and cement manufacturing -- increasing the income of waste pickers in the process.

Disha in Action: JSL, Haryana

Young women in Haryana have enrolled in skills training at a stainless steel plant in Rohad district. The programme is a one-of-its kind public-private partnership initiative led by JSL that aims to equip young women with the skills and knowledge for enhancing their employability and helping them secure jobs in the steel industry.

Disha in Action: Swasthi, Karnataka

For many women, the challenges of managing the household make self-employment a natural alternative. To encourage more women to view entrepreneurship as a feasible option and to motivate them to launch their own enterprises someday, a targeted entrepreneurship development programme has been established with Swasthi.

Disha in Action: IKEA Retail, Telangana

IKEA Retail plans to hire 50% women in their workforce when it opens in Telangana. IKEA is also working with implementing partners to design a training curriculum to help identify key skills women need to take on critical roles in retail. Following training at IKEA, participating women will leave with skill certificates.

Disha in Action: CIPET, NCR

A group of young women in Murthal, Haryana enrolled in and successfully completed a short vocational training course in plastic engineering and technology, enabling them to find employment on factory floors in industrial hubs around the region. The three-month training course on plastic engineering is facilitated by Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET).

Disha in Action: Maharashtra Skill Sakhis

Skill Sakhis perform the vital function of going door-to-door to disseminate information and awareness about current vocation and training opportunities available in the government and the private sector. Within less than a year of implementation with Pratham, nearly 10,000 young women and girls have been reached through this effort in Maharashtra.

Disha in Action: SEWA Bharat, NCR

A number of Career Guidance and Counselling Centres (CGCCs) have been set up in partnership with SEWA Bharat to provide women candidates guidance, counselling and access to information on trainings for skills, jobs, and even opportunities for self-employment. These centres often end up address the needs and aspirations of young, job-seeking women.

On the Trail of the Fishing Cat

Did you know that the presence of a fishing cat is an indicator of a healthy mangrove ecosystem? To find out more, watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt try to catch a glimpse of the elusive fishing cat in Coringa.

A Hotspot For Nature Lovers

This World Environment Day, take a walk on the wild side with award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt, as she guides us through the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over 23,000 hectares, it is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India.

Rejuvenating the Ganga

Millions of people depend upon the Ganga for their livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river today suffers from overuse and pollution. Watch to see how a partnership between the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Government of Jharkhand and the United Nations Development Programme is reducing contamination and improve the health and quality of life for 46,100 households in 78 villages in Jharkhand.

Building Toilets in Sahibganj

Ending open defecation along the banks of the Ganga is key to rejuvenating the river. Watch how the Ganga Rejuvenation partnership between the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, the Government of Jharkhand and UNDP is employing a sanitation-linked livelihoods approach to construct toilets and change mindsets in 78 villages along the Ganga in Sahibganj, Jharkhand.

Smoke-free Kitchens on the Banks of River Ganga

The Ganga Rejuvenation partnership is helping women living on the banks of the river Ganga in Jharkhand build smoke-free cookstoves in their kitchens, improving women's well-being and health, and reducing the use of firewood. The partnership launched by the Jharkhand government, with the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the central Ministry of Water Resources, River Development is supported by UNDP.

Guardians of the Land

Watch how women farmers in India's north-eastern state of Nagaland are reaping the benefits of sustainable farming practices, improving soil fertility and incomes, and connecting better to local markets. A government of Nagaland partnership with the United Nations Development Programme has improved vegetation cover on over 30,000 hectares of land. The partnership is supported by the Global Environment Facility.

Snapshot: UNDP in 2016

A quick recap of UNDP in 2016 in India From rural housing, to skilling, Ganga rejuvenation, biodiversity conservation, governance and support to implementation of government schemes. Its been an exciting year. Take a look!

India and UNDP: Partnering to Leave No One Behind

UNDP is committed to supporting the Government of India in its vision to leave no one behind. Watch how.