India is the second most populous country and is home to 1.35 billion people. India is also the 5th largest economy in the world. However, development of infrastructure such as roads, railways, power, water supply and sewerage, has not kept pace with both economic growth and population growth of the country. India also faces many challenges in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) pertaining to nutrition, health and gender. Moreover, 15 million people enter the labour market annually therefore it is imperative to strengthen the manufacturing capacity and focus on human resource development through provisioning of quality education and vocational training.
JICA has been partnering with Govt. of India and various state governments for poverty alleviation, investment promotion as well as for infrastructure development for 60 years. JICA's assistance is not limited to initiatives such as Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) but also other initiatives of development of the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, strengthening academia-industry networks, and Japan-India collaborative projects in Africa under the "Free and Open Indo Pacific". All these initiatives contribute to the development of India and also foster stronger relations between Japan and India.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted economic activities in the country, there is a growing need for not only strengthening health and medical systems, but also for supporting the revival of MSME sector and extending social protection to the population, who are deeply affected by the pandemic. In order to address these needs, standard assistance schemes of JICA such as ODA loan and technical cooperation are already under implementation. Furthermore, JICA is striving to enhance collaboration with private sectors and NGOs in diverse fields to deepen the impact of JICA's initiatives in the country.
|July 8, 2021||"Achhi Aadat (Good Habit)" Campaign|
|June 14, 2021||JICA shares commitment towards restoring the planet through energy efficient and sustainable solutions on World Environment Day|
|June 14, 2021||On International Day for Biological Diversity, JICA reveal its plan to develop a way of support for biodiversity conservation|
|June 14, 2021||On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, JICA commits to establish a stronger healthcare system at workplaces|
|June 2, 2021||Message from the Chief Representative|
|March 25, 2021||Signing of Loan Agreement for “Climate Change Management Project” in India: Supporting India to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas through Private Sector Investment Finance|
|January 12, 2021||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with India: Budgetary support to contribute to COVID-19 Crisis Response in India by supporting the livelihood of poor and vulnerable communities|
|November 19, 2020||【Nov. 19 is World Toilet Day】Reconsidering and revolutionizing toilets in developing countries|
|September 1, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with India: Contributing to COVID-19 Crisis Response in India through providing budgetary support|
|April 6, 2020||Signing a loan agreement for the “Project for Affordable Housing Finance for Low Income Households”(Private Sector Investment Finance): Improving housing loan access for low-income households|