2017

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.