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October 2, 2020

As India looks to address the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed $1.9 million to support vulnerable populations whose livelihoods have been disrupted.

September 30, 2020

For the second time in two years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in India has been selected for funding from the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the United States Government’s first whole-of-government effort to advance women’s economic empowerment globally. Through the W-GDP Fund, USAID will be partnering with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Bharat, a national federation of women-led institutions providing economic and social support to women workers in the informal economy.

August 19, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in coordination with the Government of India and the Indian Red Cross Society, donated the second shipment of 100 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist India in its fight against COVID-19.

July 13, 2020

In mid-May 2020, while people in India were grappling with the lockdown in response to the COVID-19, farmers in the states on the east coast braced for a second threat – the cyclone Amphan.

July 8, 2020

In a step toward increasing U.S.-India collaboration for clean energy development, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced yesterday the launch of a partnership between the USAID-supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) and MNRE’s National Technical Institutions. SAGE is a U.S. Government consortium that will provide advanced technical knowledge on clean energy development embedded in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories to MNRE’s National Technical Institutions and other public institutes under this new partnership.