Jan 04, 2016 07:10 PM The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld's Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme on the issue of violence against women and implementation of state policy for women's empowerment amongst other issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 11, 2015 07:50 PM
Dr B K Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University, Bhopal, in an interaction with OneWorld South Asia, rues that coverage on decentralisation and developmental issues by the mainstream media is being grossly neglected.
Aug 21, 2015 04:15 PM
Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
[BTAST] [Water and sanitation] [Bihar] [India] [Healthcare] [Child mortality rate] [South Asia]
Jul 16, 2015 07:15 PM
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[Agro-chemicals] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Jharkhand government] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
Jun 24, 2015 07:55 PM
Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
[PHFI] [Hypertension] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Health sector]
May 21, 2015 05:17 PM In an interview to CNN-IBN, an English news channel, US Ambassador Richard Verma called for a dialogue with the Narendra Modi government on the recent crackdown on foreign NGOs like Greenpeace and donors like Ford Foundation.
Apr 01, 2015 12:10 AM
Iranian author Sahar Delijani known for her popular novels like the Children of the Jacaranda Tree was in India earlier this year to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Sahar said that writers-in-exile motivate other people to come out with their own stories.
[Living in Exile] [Jaipur Literature Festival] [Sahar Delijani] [Children of the Jacaranda Tree]
Jan 23, 2015 07:31 PM
Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that global cooperation can provide solutions to challenges like extremism, climate change and economic downturn.
[Sri Lanka] [Pakistan] [ICRC] [South Asia] [Afghanistan] [India]
Jan 06, 2015 06:55 PM The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a subsidiary of the RBS Group confers the RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards for recognizing work in the field of wildlife and conservation. N Sunil Kumar, Head of Sustainability, India, RBS NV, and Director, RBS Foundation India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that sustainable development should be an integral part of human progress.
Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM Dr R K Pachauri is one of the most prominent leaders in the fight against climate change in the world today. As Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he been highlighting the scientific realities of climate change the world over and as Director-General of TERI he has been working relentlessly to create a climate-friendly ecosystem in India. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo & Anupam Hazarika, he calls for action at local and global levels to fight climate change. Excerpts:
Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM
Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Climate change] [Indian women]
Dec 04, 2014 04:35 PM Sunita Narain is one of the most prominent activists and thought leaders on environmental issues today. As the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an influential not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, she has won numerous Indian and global awards, including the Padma Shri and the World Water Prize, for her pathbreaking vision and work. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo, she not only highlights India's environmental challenges, but also flags the direction the country should take to pursue a sustainable development path. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Nov 18, 2014 07:35 PM
Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
[Green Buildings] [Energy crisis] [India] [Enviornment] [South Asia] [Green cities]
Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM
Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes.
Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[India] [Social security]
Oct 01, 2014 06:20 PM
Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
[South Asia] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Dalai Lama]
Sep 09, 2014 05:30 PM
Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
[Agro-chemicals] [Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [Emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Agriculture]
Jul 24, 2014 03:45 PM M L Sharma, a former armyman, who retired as a major general from the Indian army, says in an interview to OneWorld South Asia that Brooke India, in partnership with a local NGO in Chamoli and Rudraprayag, is currently providing coverage to 7,000 working equines.
Jun 26, 2014 03:25 PM
V Subramanian, Former Secretary, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and currently CEO and Chairman of Indian Wind Energy Association, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Indian government should formulate a total renewable energy mission to promote non-conventional sources of energy.
[Renewable Energy] [Sustainable Development] [South Asia]
Jun 06, 2014 06:47 PM
Stuti Kacker, Secretary of India’s Department of Disability Affairs, in an interview to One World South Asia during the launch of The Spinal Foundation, said that diversity of disabilities is a big challenge for the policy makers.
[South Asia] [Disability] [India]