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This is how solar energy changing rural Odisha

Nuapada, a village in Odisha with more than 250 residents largely living in poverty  had not seen electricity from the power grid even after 68 years of independence. A solar lamp has replaced

How women in rural Odisha turned water-logging to their advantage

As a fourth of the country`s populace is hit-by drought, here is a lesson to be learnt from women in villages adjoining Puri district of Odisha. They have turned water logging in their fields to th

It’s time India went on a job hunt

If the long queues at the employment exchanges and the crowds at private job fairs are an indicator, then trouble lies ahead for the Indian economy. The time has come to make employment generation

India ranks 130 out of 188 countries on HDI

India lags behind its many South Asian neighbours on several human development indicators, including maternal mortality which is high with 190 deaths per 1,00,000 live births as compared to Sri Lan

Sanitation with livelihood can improve Ganga’s water quality: Jaco Cilliers, UNDP

The union government in May partnered with UNDP India and launched Namami Gan

Ending poverty in all its forms

Ending poverty is one of the 17 global goals that make up the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Eradicating poverty in all its forms, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challe

The lost youth of Arab states

The UN has produced its first analysis of the socio-economic indicators in the Arab region since the 2011 uprisings. The results are not all heartening. The report titled ‘Arab Human Developm

“You cannot keep absorbing people in the public sector”

Dr Adel Abdellatif is the chief of the Regional Programme Division in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and is based in New York. In his current capacity, he coordinates and oversees

This is how gram panchayats will help achieve SDGs

Gram panchayats, the smallest unit in the political system, will now help the government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.  The United Nations

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