News - India & South Asia
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 01:49
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an apex organization in
the country spearheading agricultural research, education and extension
activities for productivity enhancement and diversification of Indian
agriculture. The comprehensive initiatives taken by the Council have led
to notable accomplishments in natural resource management, input use
efficiency, climate resilience, secondary agriculture and economic
transformation of farmers though technological interventions.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:43
During a three-day visit to People’s Republic of China (PRC), Asian
Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed appreciation
for the PRC’s reform vision announced last month and assured Vice
Premier Zhang Gaoli of ADB’s strong support for reforms and efforts to
address environment and poverty.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 22:34
Like countless others, forty-year- old Usha left her village in Uttar
Pradesh and came to Delhi in search of a better life. Two decades later,
she finds herself living in a jhuggi while she struggles to bring up
her five children on the meagre salary she earns as a domestic help.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 04:34
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement with Standard
Chartered Bank to support supply chain financing in Asia, the first
partnership of its kind under ADB’s recently launched Supply Chain
Finance (SCF) program.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 04:15
As an annual exercise, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development) takes up a detailed exercise in all districts across the
country for mapping the credit potential that is expected to stimulate
balanced growth. Here, the emphasis is mainly on the key stake holders
in the development process - the district administration, implementing
departments, banks, farmers etc.