New Delhi: India and Japan on Tuesday signed 4 agreements beneath which Tokyo is to help well being care tasks funded beneath the Grant Help for Grassroots Initiatives (GGP) scheme in India.
Since 1989, the scheme has been supporting comparatively small-scale tasks applied by non-profit organizations by Japanese diplomatic missions in growing international locations.
“The whole quantity to be disbursed for the 4 tasks is round 29.30 million Yen ($ 265,000),” an announcement from the Japanese embassy in New Delhi mentioned. The beneficiaries of Japanese grants for which agreements have been signed on Tuesday embody three medical services in Uttar Pradesh and one in Manipur.
The “Grant Help for Grassroots Initiatives (GGP)” helps growth tasks “designed to satisfy the varied primary human wants of the folks in growing international locations,” an announcement from the Japanese embassy in New Delhi mentioned.
India can also be one of many largest recipients of Japanese Official Improvement Help or ODA moreover Bangladesh and Vietnam in Asia. Most the Japanese ODA is channeled as loans for infrastructure tasks. The loans usually characteristic lengthy grace intervals and low-interest charges.
“Japan’s ODA for India is without doubt one of the vital instruments to strengthen Japan-India relations set forth by ‘Japan-India Strategic and International Partnership,’ ” says a observe on the Japanese embassy in India web site.
With a big part of India residing beneath the poverty line, “it’s essential to handle this problem notably within the areas of well being and schooling,” the observe says. “Enhancing human exchanges between Japan and India supplies a foundation for constructing sturdy bilateral relations,” it provides.