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Forest Fires Increased 158% In 6 Years; Warming A Factor: Experts

Forest Fires Increased 158% In 6 Years; Warming A Factor: Experts

  Mumbai: Forest fires in India increased 1.5 times over six years to 35,888 incidents, according to government data submitted to Parliament on July 20, 2018.   Experts believe that…

Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths?

Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths?

  New Delhi: On July 27, 2018, Rajendra Birhor, a 40-year-old Adivasi, starved to death in Ramgarh, a district in eastern Jharkhand. He belonged to a “particularly vulnerable tribal group”…

Toilet Owners Defecate In Open In Villages Declared Open-Defecation Free: Rajasthan Study

Toilet Owners Defecate In Open In Villages Declared Open-Defecation Free: Rajasthan Study

  Mumbai: With a little more than a year to go for Swachh Bharat Mission’s deadline of open-defecation-free India, patchy access to toilets, incomplete toilet construction and rampant open defecation…

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Vehicles pass by a government of India poster around the World Hindi Conference in September, 2015. In its first 52 months in power, the National Democratic Alliance government spent Rs…

6 In 10 Indian Babies Miss Out On Early Breastfeeding And Its Life-Saving Benefits

6 In 10 Indian Babies Miss Out On Early Breastfeeding And Its Life-Saving Benefits

  New Delhi: While there has been an improvement in the number of babies getting breastfed in the first hour of life in India–reflected in a rise from 23.1% in…

With 4 Years To Go, 6% Of India’s Solar Rooftop Target Installed

With 4 Years To Go, 6% Of India’s Solar Rooftop Target Installed

  Chandigarh: With less than four years left to meet its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022, India has installed just about 2,538…

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

In an arid, poor corner of India swept by climate change, Shyamrao Patil and wife Laxmibai–both studied till class three–have found ways to cope & profit: By adapting farming techniques,…