Poverty index: how Jharkhand reduced its poor the fastest

Jharkhand reduced the incidence of multidimensional poverty from 74.9 per cent to 46.5 per cent between 2005-06 and 2015-16.

UNDP appoints Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

In her new role, Padma Lakshmi will mobilise support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised.


India ranks 130 in UNDP's human development index

Between 1990 to 2017, India's HDI value saw a 50 per cent increase from 0.427 to 0.640, an indicator of the country's remarkable achievement in lifting millions of people out of poverty, the report said.

India loses a quarter of its human development value due to inequality, says UNDP

India climbed one spot to 130 out of 189 countries in the latest human development rankings released Friday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

India expresses concern over decline in contributions to UNDP

UNDP as the main development UN Agency has to play a key role in assisting member states in their efforts.

The good news

A compilation of state-level good practices gives reasons to be optimistic.


Centre to launch DBT scheme for food, kerosene in 3 UTs

On rationalisation of food and fertiliser subsidy, Subramanian said, “I think different parts of the government, both individually and collectively, are coming out with ideas.”

Rs 6,000 investment and 15 months later, 10 women reap huge dividends from oysters

These women are among the first oyster farmers in the state.

Blue whale returns to Maharashtra waters, last sighting was in 1914

Blue whales tend to be open-ocean species, but they do come close to the shores to feed and are either resident or migratory.

Legal services clinic for the needy launched at TISS

The drive is in collaboration with the State Legal Services, the UNDP and the Ministry of Law.