Sep 20, 2014 06:00 AM
Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
[India social schemes] [Poverty eradication] [Indian Government] [Poverty reduction]
Sep 19, 2014 08:00 AM ‘Mandakini Ki Aawaz’ is set to go on air in the disaster prone state of Uttarakhand after struggling for four years to secure a Community Radio license.
Sep 19, 2014 12:25 PM
Integrated reporting is not just about more reporting, says Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer, The International Integrated Reporting Council.
[South Asia] [Corporate Reporting] [Corporate Governance] [India] [Corporate Sustainability reports] [Corporate social responsibilty]
Sep 18, 2014 05:10 PM
This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Poverty]
Sep 17, 2014 07:21 PM The report details the status of tiger and ungulate prey species populations in the trans-boundary Terai Arc Landscape (TAL)
Sep 17, 2014 05:26 PM Sericulture has been providing gainful livelihood opportunities to rural women.
Sep 17, 2014 04:45 PM South Asian nations, like Bangladesh, are taking lesson from the global development concepts, Sheikh Hasina said.
Sep 16, 2014 06:27 PM Trade in agricultural commodities could help bridge short term supply gaps, said S M Muneer, Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
Sep 16, 2014 01:34 PM
A 31 August situation report by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said 17 of the country’s 64 districts have been affected.
[Bangaldesh] [Flood victims] [Disaster Management]
Sep 15, 2014 04:03 PM
The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
[Bangladesh Women] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia]
Sep 12, 2014 08:11 PM
The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators.
[Food prices] [Agri-business] [India] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia] [Agriculture]
Sep 14, 2014 08:00 AM
“International action on the ozone layer is a major environmental success story,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said.
Sep 12, 2014 03:36 PM Rakhine is Myanmar’s second poorest region, with a population of more than three million, according to OCHA.
Sep 12, 2014 01:55 PM
With 2014 being another record year for wheat production, prices for the staple grain continued to slide in August, reaching their lowest value since July 2010.
[Agriculture] [Food prices] [Food safety]
Sep 12, 2014 11:02 AM
The Indian media team visiting Sri Lanka expressed confidence that the island would be a fully developed country within the next decade.
[Sri Lanka] [Developing nations] [South Asia] [Development]
Sep 11, 2014 06:27 PM
Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
[Sustainable Development] [Gujarat] [South Asia] [UNCTAD] [India Poverty]