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.
|September 16, 2020||News Letter|
|September 14, 2020||NGO-JICA Japan Desk|
|September 10, 2020||JICA India newly launches NGO Directory to promote post -COVID-19 revival|
|August 20, 2020||SDGs Business Co-Creation Lab - Tsunagaru Lab -|
|August 20, 2020||JICA celebrated the 74th Independence Day of India|
|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|
|March 30, 2020||Signing a loan agreement to support small and medium-sized enterprises in India (Private Sector Investment and Finance): Improving financial access for SMEs in low-income and special category states|
|March 30, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with India: Supporting well-balanced economic growth through establishment of urban infrastructure and rural development with community participation|
|March 6, 2020||March 8 is International Women's Day: Enhancing women's participation in society by improving safe transportation|