AAI, UNDP to en­hance liveli­hood op­por­tu­ni­ties

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Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia and united na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme in In­dia have inked a pact on a new part­ner­ship to en­hance liveli­hood op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­vide bet­ter liv­ing stan­dards to com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing around air­ports in In­dia.

Due to un­planned land use and hap­haz­ard growth, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment around air­ports re­mains low, cre­at­ing slum-like set­tle­ments in the air­port vicin­ity. The part­ner­ship will fo­cus on adopt­ing an ecosys­tem­based ap­proach with hu­man de­vel­op­ment at the cen­tre and en­able the en­vi­ron­ment for sus­tain­able eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment.

UNDP coun­try di­rec­tor Francine Pickup said, “In­dia’s air­ports have grown rapidly in line with the coun­try’s growth and eco­nomic stand­ing. This ini­tia­tive is im­por­tant be­cause it seeks to sup­port the so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties around those air­ports.”

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