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November 29, 2014

New Delhi: The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced support to a public-private partnership in India for “Girl Rising,” a global campaign to promote girls’ education. USAID previously announced $3 million to support the program worldwide. 

The Girl Rising: ENGAGE INDIA (Empowering New Generations to Advance Girls’ Education) program will work to raise awareness and change attitudes and behaviors relating to girls’ education through local language releases of the powerful feature film “Girl Rising.” This partnership will reach millions worldwide and include teaching materials that highlight the stories of nine girls born into difficult circumstances in nine different countries around the world.

March 13, 2014

The United States and India launched a reading initiative to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India.  The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a $3.2 million partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS).

March 4, 2014

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal announced two new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnerships to increase clean energy access to India.  

February 11, 2014

On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate India on its success in completing three years without a new case of polio being reported anywhere in the country. 

December 6, 2013

The United States has given grants to "The Grand Challenges in Tuberculosis Control." This program supports Indian innovators to improve TB treatment adherence through out-of-the-box innovations. It enables scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to develop new solutions through seed funding and rigorous mentoring.

December 2, 2013

To mark World AIDS Day, U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Thane District, Maharashtra to see firsthand the work that is being done to combat HIV/AIDS. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital offers HIV testing and counseling services, as well as free anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, to persons living with HIV who are clinically eligible for treatment.


Last updated: December 01, 2014

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