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With Pastures Shrinking, India May Have To Import Milk By 2021

With Pastures Shrinking, India May Have To Import Milk By 2021

  Bengaluru, Karnataka: India may have to import milk in four years, if it cannot increase fodder supply for its 299 million cattle, as rising pressure on land reduces pastures…

Rs 10,290 Cr Boost For Health Hides Funding Cuts For Key Programmes

Rs 10,290 Cr Boost For Health Hides Funding Cuts For Key Programmes

  Despite a Rs 10,290-crore increase in health funding for 2017-18, an investigation of the central government’s health budget reveals that most of this money is not being spent on…

Why India Cannot Follow A New WHO Guideline To Protect Its Mothers

Why India Cannot Follow A New WHO Guideline To Protect Its Mothers

  India must double antenatal visits by health workers–according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) guideline–to pregnant women to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications.   Is…

How Delayed Pregnancies Beat Sterilisation As A Family Planning Tool

How Delayed Pregnancies Beat Sterilisation As A Family Planning Tool

In 2007, Tanaji Jadhav (left) signed up for the Second Honeymoon Package, a conditional cash transfer scheme piloted in his home district Satara, Maharashtra, which required that wife Madhuri (right)…

The Best Corporators In India’s Richest Municipality

The Best Corporators In India’s Richest Municipality

  As India’s richest municipal corporation goes to elections on February 21, 2017, an IndiaSpend analysis finds that four of five top corporators, by attendance, are from the Shiv Sena,…

Pihani’s Story: Why Promises Of UP’s Politicians Rarely Changed Over 15 Years

Pihani’s Story: Why Promises Of UP’s Politicians Rarely Changed Over 15 Years

  Pihani, Uttar Pradesh: For 16 years, Kailash Rai (not his real name), 49, has been commuting six hours every working day between his home in the state capital Lucknow…

Driven By Male Reluctance, India’s Contraceptive Use Falls, Population Surges

Driven By Male Reluctance, India’s Contraceptive Use Falls, Population Surges

A building is painted with a family planning awareness message, issued by the ministry of health and family welfare, in Mapusa, Goa. Condom use in the country declined 52% over…

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