- India set to paint its national highways all green
Jul 02, 2016
The government has decided to earmark one per cent of the road construction cost for greening the national highways.
[India pollution] [Green Business] [India Road Safety] [Indian Government] [Green economy] [India]
- Remembering a tête-à-tête with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Jul 28, 2015
OneWorld South Asia remembers the progressive words of Dr Kalam as the news of his sad demise grips the entire nation in grief.
[Indian President] [Bharat Ratna] [Indian Government] [Dr APJ Abdul Kalam] [Indian youth] [South Asia]
- Govt will take bold steps for reforms: Manmohan Singh
Aug 01, 2013
"Poverty is falling faster even though there are disputes going on among the professional colleagues about the pace of change,” said the Indian Prime Minister.
[Economy] [Indian Government] [Governance] [Manmohan Singh] [South Asia]
- Indian Government pledges probity in governance
Feb 21, 2013
The government has also focused its attention on the development and governance issues in extremist affected areas, the Indian President said.
[Governance] [Pranab Mukherjee] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Indian President]
- Indian labour minister offers to fund NGOs battle slavery
Oct 08, 2013
The Indian government is willing to provide financial assistance to NGOs working towards eradication of bonded labour, said Kodikunnil Suresh, Minister of state for Labour and Employment.
[Indian women] [Civil Society] [South Asia] [Bonded labour] [Indian Government] [Indian NGOs]
- India keen to set up National Judicial Commission: Minister
Jul 23, 2014
This announcement comes in response to protests in the Parliament demanding an inquiry into the controversial appointment of a high court judge under the previous UPA govt.
[Justice] [Accountability] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Corruption & transparency]
- Six journalists bag GoI-UNDP Media Fellowships 2015
Feb 19, 2015
The aim of the fellowship is to strengthen public awareness and engagement on issues of decentralized planning.
[Governance] [GoI-UNDP Media Fellowships] [Farmers] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
- FDI in the interests of farmers: Indian minister
Nov 21, 2012
Both the consumers and farmers stand to benefit from the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), in the retail sector, India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.
[Agriculture] [Indian Government] [Sharad Pawar] [South Asia] [Indian Farmers]
- India streamlines tax refund process to contain graft
Nov 23, 2012
Host of initiatives by India’s income tax department has helped the country in streamlining the tax refund process, a minister in the government said.
[South Asia] [Governance] [Indian Government] [India corruption] [Corruption & transparency] [India]
- Indian Government seeks states' consent on Food Bill
Feb 13, 2013
The Indian government has urged the states to evolve a consensus on contentious Food Bill issues, like coverage and identification of beneficiaries.
[South Asia] [Food security] [Indian Government]
- Protect women from atrocities, urges Indian PM
Dec 26, 2012
The Indian Prime Minister expressed concern at the rise in the number of crimes against women and termed the protection of women as a prime responsibility of his government.
[Delhi Police] [Manmohan Singh] [Delhi gang rape case] [India Parliament] [Indian Prime Minister] [Indian Government]
- India’s infant mortality rate drops
Oct 26, 2012
India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has come down to 44 in the year 2011 as against 47 in year 2010.
[Indian Government] [Infant mortality] [India infant mortality] [India infant mortality] [Child mortality] [South Asia]
- Adobe project in India to deliver timely govt services
Nov 26, 2012
Adobe project helps reduce essential government services time from days to minutes for millions of villagers in India.
[South Asia] [e-governance] [Indian Government] [Adobe Gujarat] [Governance]
- Indian Government gives itself a pat on its back
Feb 03, 2013
Minister for External Affairs, Salman Khurshid, said at TERI's global meet that India may not be in a position to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but the foundations have been laid by the government to achieve these goals.
[Sustainable Development] [India] [Climate Change] [Indian Government] [DSDS 2013] [South Asia]
- Schemes for disabled: Indian President for better delivery
Feb 07, 2013
The Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, stressed on the need for an environment which supports full development of the disabled people.
[Indian Government] [Disability] [Indian President] [Pranab Mukherjee]
- Shortage of fuel supply hitting power generation in India
Nov 07, 2012
The India Energy Forum discussed the challenges to power generation due to a dearth of fuels arriving at the gates of the power plants.
[Environment] [Renewable Energy] [Energy] [India] [Indian Government]
- Indian government pulled up for illegal drug trials
Jan 03, 2013
Illegal clinical trials are creating ‘havoc’ and causing death of many citizens, the Supreme Court of India said.
[Supreme Court of India] [South Asia] [India drug trials] [Indian Government]
- Half of the MGNREGA beneficiaries are women: Indian PM
Feb 02, 2013
MNREGA has also benefited people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in more than 50 per cent of the works, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
[Indian Prime Minister] [India] [Women] [Manmohan Singh] [Indian Government]
- Inclusive social planning for poverty reduction
Feb 19, 2013
India's minister for social justice and empowerment, Kumari Selja, speaks of a vision to build a society where the marginalised, depressed and backward sections can lead productive, safe and dignified lives.
[India urbanisation] [India] [Kumari Selja] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
- If passing law were a solution, India would be a perfect country: Lord Meghnad Desai
Jan 13, 2013
Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics, says the menace of corruption in India cannot be tackled unless people change their behavior. Lord Desai was in New Delhi at the launch of the International Centre on Human Development (ICHD) which is a partnership between the Indian Government and the UNDP. Lord Desai speaks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia.
[India caste system] [Accountability] [Lord Meghnad Desai] [Sustainable Development] [Anna Hazare] [Corruption] [Amartya Sen] [Indian Government] [London School of Economics] [South Asia] [UNDP] [International Centre for Human Development] [Media]
- Civil servants miles from accountability: Indian minister
Nov 23, 2012
Citizens are our masters and want their services delivered on time, which can be delivered with a civil service with a different approach, V Narayanasamy said.
[India] [Indian civil services] [Indian Government] [India corruption] [Corruption & transparency]
- World celebrates International Labour Day today
May 01, 2013
The day is celebrated globally to mark the social and economic achievements of the international labour movement.
[India] [Indian Government] [International Labour Day] [South Asia]
- Now, women to get a ‘fair’ share of husband’s property
May 01, 2013
The Indian government is considering an amendment to ensure women get a fair share of their husband’s property post-divorce.
[Women rights] [Indian Government] [South Asia] [Women empowerment]
- Corruption has corroded governance in India: Top official
Dec 11, 2013
Elections are root cause of corruption in India, states S Y Qureshi, Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.
[Accountability] [South Asia] [Governance] [Corruption & transparency] [Indian Government]
- Non-serious community radio players must go: Indian official
Mar 13, 2014
The Indian government looks at Community Radio not just as a tool for empowering marginalized people but also a means to bridge the digital divide.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Community Radio Sammelan] [Community radio India] [Communication]
- Indian govt launches new campaign against smoking
Jan 22, 2014
The new campaign called 'Artery' by the Indian government shows graphic harm caused due to Cigarettes and Bidi smoking.
[Health MDGs] [Health] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
- Curbing illegal mining: Indian Govt asked to file report
Aug 02, 2013
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court asked the Indian government for a detailed report on the steps taken to stop illegal mining.
[Indian Government] [Environment] [South Asia] [Illegal mining]
- Indian govt clears reserve status for Rajaji Park
May 27, 2013
The Rajaji National Park is spread over 820 square km and three districts of Uttarakhand including Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal.
[Indian Government] [South Asia] [Tiger reserves India] [Tiger]
- Skilling is the biggest task for Indian government: Minister
Apr 13, 2015
Lack of proper skilling has left a good percentage of engineering and management graduates jobless, said Rajiv Pratap Rudi, India’s Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
[Social enterprises] [Social Business] [Indian Government] [Social entrepreneurs] [South Asia] [Skill development]
- Dear Editor, Why paint a rosy picture?
Oct 19, 2016
Reports on unemployment fears and an undernourished nation have failed to stroke the right kind of discourse on the subject in the media.
[Job crisis] [Food security] [Indian Government] [Agriculture] [Indian farmers suicide] [Hunger] [Food prices]