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India & Japan Signed Pacts for Healthcare Sector under GGP Scheme

Published on April 02, 2021
Current Context: India and Japan has entered into 4 agreements to support health care projects.
India & Japan Signed Pacts for Healthcare Sector under GGP Scheme
  • Under these agreements, Japan will support India’s health care projects which are funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) scheme.
  • The GGP scheme is designed to support development projects framed to meet human needs in developing countries.
  • The agreements include a total amount of around 29.30 million Yen ($ 265,000). The projects are mentioned below:
    • Project (1): Provision of medical equipment at Anchal Charitable Trust of Ghaziabad, UP: For this 7.4 million yen are sanctioned.
    • Project (2): Provision of eye medical equipment at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital of UP: For this 6.8 million yen are sanctioned.
    • Project (3): Provision of medical equipment at Saint Hardayal Educational and Orphans Welfare Society of Amroha, UP: For this 7.95 million yen are sanctioned.
    • Project (4): Provision of eye medical equipment at Shinja Hospital, Imphal, Manipur: For this 7.2 million yen are sanctioned.
  • Static Part: 
    • GGP Scheme: It was launched in 1989 by Japan to grant financial support for development projects undertaken by developing nations
    • Capital of Japan: Tokyo
    • Currency of Japan: Yen

Question: 

Q.1 With which country India signed 4 agreements for the healthcare sector under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) scheme?
a. UK
b. USA
c. Japan
d. Australia
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