May 21, 2013 12:45 PM
By 2020, the construction equipment industry will need an estimated one lakh trained operators and three lakh trained mechanics. Skilled manpower remains a key challenge in this segment which calls for a skill development council, says Amit Gossain, the newly-elected President of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures' Association, also the executive vice-president, marketing, business development & corporate affairs, JCB India Ltd.
[Skill development] [India] [South Asia]
May 20, 2013 04:31 PM
The head of the UN Development Program, Helen Clark, explains how UNDP is partnering with government, civil society and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people themselves in many countries to tackle the gross inequities.
[Lesbians] [South Asia] [Gays]
May 20, 2013 03:15 PM Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary, Agriculture Ministry & Mission Director, National Horticulture Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that agricultural growth in India can be a proven route to faster eradication of hunger and poverty.
May 16, 2013 04:00 PM
Stichting Het Groene Woudt (SHGW), a Dutch family foundation, promotes sustained economic development in rural areas of developing countries like India. Dipankar Borah representing SHGW in India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that consumers can enjoy better quality products if the farmers are assured of a price for their produce. Excerpts from the interview.
[Economic development] [Agriculture] [Farmers]
May 03, 2013 08:10 PM
Pradeep S Mehta, founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, says that governments should pursue the growth agenda to make the ‘cake of wealth’ bigger and then ensure that equity is fostered. Excerpts from the interview.
[Governance] [Indian NGOs] [India economic growth] [South Asia] [Pradeep Mehta] [Consumer]
Apr 29, 2013 03:25 PM
Training and awareness regarding work related health & safety issues should find a place in schools and colleges where the nation’s future workforce is in making, writes Dileep Narayanrao Andhare, Professor (Occupational Health), Indian Institute of Public Health.
[South Asia] [India] [Occupational Health] [Health]
Apr 22, 2013 07:46 PM
Yuva Parivartan, an NGO working in the area of building skills of unemployed young people in India recently organised the ‘Third International Summit on Skill Development’ in New Delhi. The occasion provided for an exchange of thought on the subject of providing vocational training to millions of young people in India.
Speaking to OneWorld South Asia, Kishor Kher, founder of Yuva Parivartan and President-Trustee of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, spoke of the social and economic problems the country could face in the absence of any credible training to its youth population. Excerpts from the interview:
[South Asia] [Indian Government] [Yuva Parivartan] [Indian youth] [Indian NGOs] [Kishor Kher] [Indian students]
Apr 21, 2013 04:10 PM
Amir Hamza Syed cites an example on the ground to argue for the Aadhaar enabled schemes using the Unique Identification of India (UIDAI) platform.
[South Asia] [UIDAI] [India] [Governance]
Apr 18, 2013 01:40 PM
India’s Finance Minister, P Chidamabarm delivered a speech on Tuesday at the South Asian Institute and Mahendra Humanities Center at Harvard University. Excerpts from his speech.
[India] [China] [South Asia]
Apr 15, 2013 04:27 PM
The 2012 draft bill broadens the definition of ‘manual scavenging’ and prohibits the employment of persons for hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks but it stops short of the apology that dalit rights groups demand, writes Agrima Bhasin, who is a researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies.
[South Asia] [Dalits] [India] [Human rights] [Manual scavenging]
Apr 12, 2013 06:02 PM
Martin Kuba, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Czech companies and institutions are keen to share with their Indian counterparts their know-how on handling generated waste as well as on waste prevention. Excerpts from the interview.
[India Renewable Energy] [Women empowerment] [Waste Management] [Martin Kuba] [Corporate social responsibilty] [South Asia]
Apr 07, 2013 11:35 AM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) should be complemented for focusing this year on high Blood Pressure as the theme of World Health Day, writes Dileep Mavalankar, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).
[South Asia] [India] [World Health Day] [WHO] [Hypertension]
Apr 07, 2013 10:45 AM
Rape, as a part of the law and the criminal justice system in India, has had a very long, arduous evolution. From a time when rapes by policemen were not considered extraordinary or raping women with objects as not even seen as rape, to now when there has been a furore over the rape and murder of the girl in Delhi. Pamela Philipose writes how the fight for justice should go on and not stop now.
[Justice] [Rape] [Gender] [Sexual Violence] [Women's Rights] [India]
Apr 06, 2013 10:30 AM
As a part of the series on the recent report, Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, Zahid Hussain writes about how Bangladesh can become a bigger economic power. Zahid Hussain is currently a senior economist in the South Asia Finance and Poverty group at the World Bank.
[South Asia] [Middle Income economy] [Economy] [Bangladesh] [Development]
Apr 04, 2013 07:15 PM Sylvia Ann Hewlett is president of the Center for Talent Innovation and Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates. In a new research she conducted she discloses a startling fact: that India's women professionals in some critical ways are far ahead of their counterparts in the United States, Germany, and Japan. She talks to OneWorld South Asia about her study and the state of work for Indian women.
Apr 02, 2013 08:40 PM
Byron Vielehr, President, International and Global Operations of Dun & Bradstreet, the 171-year- old provider of business data and risk-management services, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that technological advantages should be leveraged to drive up financial literacy levels. Excerpts from the interview.
[Bangaldesh] [South Asia] [Mobile phones] [India] [Information technology] [Dun & Bradstreet] [Microfinance]
Apr 02, 2013 05:05 PM
The Indian government seems to resolve all contentious issues related to environment and economic growth by setting up more committees, writes Milind Wani who works with Kalpavriksh-Environment Action Group.
[Environment] [India] [Governance] [South Asia]
Mar 26, 2013 12:45 PM
Mukul Sharma is the South Asia Regional Director of Climate Parliament, a group of legislators working to raise issues concerning climate change across the world. He writes for OneWorld South Asia about how despite increased budget allocation to renewable energy, there need to be many more things done to ensure the government meets its ambitious targets according to the 12th five year plan.
[Renewable Energy] [India] [12th year plan] [Budget]
Mar 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Eminent Indian lawyer, Geeta Luthra, laments that in all the successive Parliaments, the percentage of women has been gradually coming down in comparison to the first Parliament. Excerpts from Geeta Luthra's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[Geeta Luthra,] [Women empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [South Asia] [Delhi women] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women's rights]
Mar 22, 2013 07:12 PM
Dr Manoj Chaturvedi, Deputy General Manager-CSR-UN Water Mandate, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), a leading infrastructure company, says that industries in the energy sector will consume 200 times more water by year 2025
[World Water Day] [South Asia] [India] [Hindustan Construction Company] [UN Water Mandate]