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India’s Real Skills Challenge: 263 Million Farm Workers

India’s Real Skills Challenge: 263 Million Farm Workers

54% of the working population are engaged in farms as cultivators and labourers. Low skills pushing more workers to become agricultural labourers.…

In 7 Years, India’s Population To Overtake China’s

In 7 Years, India’s Population To Overtake China’s

India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2022, says a new UN report which revises its previous estimates, which put the date around 2030.…

Why India Aids Afghanistan, And Why It Matters

Why India Aids Afghanistan, And Why It Matters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the inauguration of Afghanistan’s new Rs 710-crore Parliament building, financed and constructed by India.…

Urban India and its Female Demographic Dividend

Urban India and its Female Demographic Dividend

Over the past decade, India has been near the bottom of the global rankings, as far as female participation in the urban workforce is concerned.…

Prime Time: India's Grand Challenges

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.…

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

One evening after dinner in 1991, Satish Karekar, then 42, a Mumbai businessman, experienced a dull pain and heaviness in the chest and lightness in the head. When the feeling persisted well into the night, his doctor brother whisked him off to hospital.…

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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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