News - India & South Asia

New Paradigms in Agricultural Research

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.

ADB President Assures PRC Vice Premier of Strong Support for Reforms, Environment, and Poverty Reduction

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.

National Urban Livelihoods Mission - Empowering The Lives of Urban Poor

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.

ADB, Standard Chartered Bank Partner on Supply Chain Finance Program

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.

'Exploitable Potential ' To 'Credit Potential’: NABARD Shows The Way

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.

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