Agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction in India. India resides in its villages and according to the 2001 census 72.2 per cent of the people are in rural areas. The agriculture sector contributes only about 18 per cent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

A Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare has slammed the Health Ministry for the

This report analyzes the access, service quality, operational efficiency, and tariff levels of more than 65 large water PPP projects (representing more than 100 million people) over 15 years in different regions. Its goal is to contribute to a better understanding of how to tackle the many challenges of providing water and sanitation services to urban populations in the developing world.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is concerned with exploration and production of oil and natural gas (including import of Liquefied Natural Gas), refining, distribution & marketing, import, export and conservation of petroleum products.

This study specifically addresses the issue of low level of health insurance coverage with special reference to private health insurance. The study analyses the rational behavior of insurance agents in the scale-up process of health insurance in an imperfect market.

What are best practices?

There is common understanding that energy efficiency is a crucial piece of the puzzle to control climate disruption within the required timeframe, as well as to combine vital environmental and economic returns while increasing energy security. Yet investments towards energy efficiency appear to be lagging behind the actual development of financially viable technologies.

The objective of the project

This paper presents the findings of a study that appraises and compares different models of public-private partnership (PPP) in rural infrastructure development. The study was commissioned by the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries (AGS) Division of FAO, under its normative programme on Rural Infrastructure Development.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is entrusted with the