All stories related to India

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - When a group of young people from India’s Odisha state put disaster management training into practice, they were able to save all the residents of their village from the onslaught of cyclone Phailin. It has earned them a local government commendation.

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

Jan 24, 2014

24 January 2014 - Images of some of the relief distribution by ACT member UELCI following floods in Andhra Pradesh, India in July last year.

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Oct 29, 2013

A million people have been made homeless by cyclone Phailin.

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2013 - low death count means low media coverage, but damage, suffering and need is massive.

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Oct 14, 2013

14 October 2013 - ACT organisations say that millions of people need humanitarian assistance for basic foodstuffs and rebuilding after cyclone Phailin destroyed homes and livelihoods in eastern India.

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Oct 13, 2013

13 October 2012 - Loss of life was minimised by good disaster preparedness but extremely poor communities have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Disaster Mitigation Force ready for Phailin

Disaster Mitigation Force ready for Phailin

Oct 12, 2013

12 October 2012 - ACT member CASA has trained 2,000 young people in disaster response. Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in east India today.

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Jun 21, 2013

Rescuers in India's flooded northern regions are struggling to reach thousands of religious visitors and local communities alike

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Mar 22, 2013

Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Oct 17, 2012

Following on the heels of a successful march, organisers of India's land rights' protest insist the reform process must move forward as talks with the government get underway.

Indians march for land rights

Indians march for land rights

Oct 08, 2012

The 'Jan Satyagraha,' the world's largest march for land justice, aims to help lift 400 million Indians out of poverty.

Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

Oct 02, 2012

A new series of gender integration workshops shed light on how women are often shortchanged in development – and take aim to close the gender gap at each level in the value chain of production.

Women farmers take on climate change

Women farmers take on climate change

Sep 18, 2012

A new study, “Women Farmers Adopting to Climate Change,” highlights how the phenomenon affects men and women differently – and can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities.

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Aug 06, 2012

ACT Alliance India is mounting a humanitarian response to the most recent spate of inter-ethnic violence between the Bodo tribe and Bengali-speaking Muslims of the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Jul 11, 2012

Incessant rains have lashed many parts of the state of Assam causing an alarming rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra River. ACT members have carried out needs assessments and plan to assist affected populations.

ACT in India

Organisations with HQ in India
International organisations in India
Organisations funding work in India
About India
  • Population: 1.2 billion (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Most-populated city: Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Area: 3.1 million sq km (1.2 million sq miles), excluding Indian-administered Kashmir (100,569 sq km/38,830 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 65 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Indian Rupee = 100 paise
  • Main exports: Agricultural products, textile goods, gems and jewellery, software services and technology, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products
  • GNI per capita: US $1070 (World Bank, 2008)