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Muslim Population Growth At 20-Year Low

Muslim Population Growth At 20-Year Low

While the overall population growth in the country was 17% in the 2001-2011 decade, Muslim population growth hit a 20-year low of 24.6% in 2011, according to Census data released recently.…

Proportion of Hindus Down 3.7 Percent Points Over 50 Years

Proportion of Hindus Down 3.7 Percent Points Over 50 Years

In absolute numbers, there were 966 million Hindus and 172 million Muslims in the country.…

Minor Girls, Women Chief Targets As Human Trafficking Surges

Minor Girls, Women Chief Targets As Human Trafficking Surges

Trafficking of minor girls--the second-most prevalent trafficking crime--surged 14 times over the last decade and a 65% rise in 2014, according to new data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).…

How India Can Cut Short-term Carbon Emissions 70%

How India Can Cut Short-term Carbon Emissions 70%

As India works on its voluntary commitments to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Indian experts have explained how the country could cut its carbon emissions from short-lived climate pollutants by nearly three-fourths using low-cost methods and, in the process, transform the lives of the poor.…

Prime Time: India's Grand Challenges

Bhanu’s Story: India’s Quiet Epidemic Of Housewife Suicides

Bhanu’s Story: India’s Quiet Epidemic Of Housewife Suicides

On a cold December day in Jodhpur, 2014, Bhanu, 17, suddenly collapsed. Her parents rushed her to the hospital where doctors said their daughter—a married woman—had attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills.…

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

India has reduced malnutrition, but it is 27% worse than Brazil, 26% worse than China and 21% worse than South Africa.…

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

Less than seven years are left for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Housing for All scheme aimed at providing a home to all the urban poor by 2022.…

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

Earlier this month, the U.N.’s climate chief Christina Figueres told the media that an Indian pledge to voluntarily cut carbon emissions is “critically important” to any meaningful agreement at a crucial UN climate summit in Paris in December.…

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Modi's Message: India's States Reply

Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a budget consultation meeting with industry and trade bodies on June 3, 2015…

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Agriculture’s share in the gross domestic product (GDP) of truncated Andhra Pradesh is growing—unlike the decline India is witnessing—but the state plans an industrial future for itself.…

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

Bihar, India'sthird-most-populous state and one of its poorest, faces financial shock in an election year--with a 42% decline in aid from Delhi and a doubling of debt.…

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

Last week the NitiAyog’s sub-group of Chief Ministers helda crucial meeting to discuss the future of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in India. CSS, a key instrument through which social-sector priorities are financed, have been at the center of much public debate over the last month.…

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