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Three Years Into BJP Government, Unemployment Rate Slightly Up

Three Years Into BJP Government, Unemployment Rate Slightly Up

Daily wage workers wait for employment on a street side at an industrial area in Mumbai. “Employment growth has been sluggish,” the 2016-17 Economic Survey stated, based on data from…

Childbearing Expenses Push 47% Of Indian Women Into Poverty

Childbearing Expenses Push 47% Of Indian Women Into Poverty

  Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6% mothers in India into poverty–with the illiterate being especially susceptible–according to this December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian…

India’s Poorest Areas Most Vulnerable to Heat Waves, As Planning Targets Cities

India’s Poorest Areas Most Vulnerable to Heat Waves, As Planning Targets Cities

  People living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves, a Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for India has found.   The…

Money That Went Abroad Illegally In 2007 = Estimated Cost Of Linking India’s Rivers

Money That Went Abroad Illegally In 2007 = Estimated Cost Of Linking India’s Rivers

  About Rs 5.3 lakh crore (at the current exchange rate of Rs 64/US dollar) flowed out of India illegaly in 2007, a government-commissioned report on black money has revealed.…

Basic Energy Access Does Not Unlock Broader Socio-Economic Benefits

Basic Energy Access Does Not Unlock Broader Socio-Economic Benefits

A solar panel installed atop a house in Barbanki district, Uttar Pradesh. Installing a solar lighting system had little effect on the household patterns of time spent on work, studying…

Citizen Engagement Drives National Cleanliness Rankings

Citizen Engagement Drives National Cleanliness Rankings

  If you are happy with your city’s cleanliness and want it to be recognised, it might be a good idea to begin by downloading a government mobile phone application.…

Monthly Pay Less Than Single Malt Bottle, Poor Training Impede India’s Army Of Health Workers

Monthly Pay Less Than Single Malt Bottle, Poor Training Impede India’s Army Of Health Workers

Rekha Rewat, an accredited social health activist (ASHA), in Madhya Pradesh. An ASHA serves as a healthcare facilitator, and goes door to door visiting the poorest and most vulnerable sections…

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