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High On Intent, Low On Funds

High On Intent, Low On Funds

We’ve been cataloguing how India’s spend on Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been steadily rising, although less compared to Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This could change dramatically in coming  years…

Government Gives Money For Toilets, They Build Kitchens

Government Gives Money For Toilets, They Build Kitchens

In a recent speech, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said India is one of the filthiest countries in the world. Despite spending Rs 19,626 crore ($4.3 bn) in last…

A Not So Total Sanitation Campaign

A Not So Total Sanitation Campaign

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh recently expressed his agony about the failure of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) by saying it is “neither total, nor sanitation nor a campaign”. However, it is…

A Not So Total Sanitation Campaign

A Not So Total Sanitation Campaign

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh recently expressed his agony about the failure of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) by saying it is “neither total, nor sanitation nor a campaign”. However,…

West Bengal’s Missing Data

West Bengal’s Missing Data

A data battle is exciting news for us, almost like what breaking news is like to many others. We’ve been closely tracking the `Curious Case Of West Bengal’s Missing Numbers’…

The Weak Link In Child Development

The Weak Link In Child Development

Vimla Devi is a committed anganwadi worker (AWW) in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state of India. Anganwadi is a village level institution under Integrated Child…

An Interesting Agri Initiative Runs Short Of Funds

An Interesting Agri Initiative Runs Short Of Funds

The Ministry of Agriculture, in March 2011, released guidelines for spending Rs 300 crore in implementing an urban Vegetable Initiative aimed at providing India’s middle classes more locally grown vegetables.…

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