Jaipur: The U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma inaugurated today the third U.S.-India triangular training on “Emerging Trends in Fruits and Vegetable Marketing” at the CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) in Jaipur. The training is part of a $4 million collaborative partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and India’s Ministry of Agriculture titled “Feed the Future India Triangular Training Program.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that the TB epidemic in India is larger than previously estimated, with approximately 2.8 million new cases in 2015. Despite a strong national control program, TB continues to be a leading cause of death in India. Even as the TB incidence rate and number of related deaths continues to fall, it claims 1,000 lives each day in India, most of which are poor and vulnerable people living in low income communities.
The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing a multi-sectoral, multi-partner, complex portfolio, providing leadership, management, and technical support to the full range of GHSA investments as they relate to India.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced today a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors.
On track to become the world’s most populous country by 2030, India faces the difficult task of providing its growing population with access to quality health care, potable water, education and clean energy. The U.S. supports India’s efforts to deliver these services as a strategic partner and ally in maintaining regional stability, expanding regional trade and addressing development challenges.
Last updated: November 28, 2016