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January 27, 2015

New Delhi:  During his historic second visit to India, President Obama commended Prime Minister Modi’s Jan Dhan initiative to prioritize financial inclusion for all of India’s citizens.  As part of the President’s pledge of U.S. support for this vital Government of India goal, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that over twenty key U.S., Indian, and international private sector organizations intend to partner with USAID in support of the Government of India’s program to expand meaningful access to financial services and lay the foundation for a world-leading, inclusive digital economy. With support from the World Economic Forum, these partners, in consultation with the Government of India, will join in establishing a public-private partnership to expand the ability of Indian consumers and businesses to participate in the formal economy.

June 16, 2014

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, Michael Pelletier, and Consul General in Kolkata, Ms. Helen LaFave, commended the important work our two countries are doing to help farmers in Bihar improve agriculture productivity and cope with climate stresses. On their visit today to one of the projects supported by the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bihar, they underscored that the U.S.-India partnership is based on the joint commitment to improve agriculture productivity and climate resilience, and increase farm profits. 

May 12, 2014

The United States and India launched the program “Partnerships Beyond Borders” to promote HIV/AIDS best practices and innovations between Indian and African companies. 

April 8, 2014

 The United States,  through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting recovery activities for vulnerable Cyclone Phailin-affected communities by providing $3.4 million to non-governmental organizations.

March 27, 2014

Today, the World Health Organization certifies the South-East Asia Region polio-free, marking another major milestone in the global fight against polio, and a significant step to protect all children against this debilitating, but preventable disease. Southeast Asia is the fourth WHO region to be certified polio-free, joining the Americas (1994), and the Western Pacific (2000) and European (2002) regions.

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).

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Last updated: January 28, 2015

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