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2.5 Years On, Swachh Bharat Mission’s Claims Remain Unverified

2.5 Years On, Swachh Bharat Mission’s Claims Remain Unverified

  Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6% of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility–a system that…

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…

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…

More Than One Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition

More Than One Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition

Puni Garasia (right) sits with her mother in Sirohi, southwest Rajasthan. Puni, 14, a tribal, weighed barely 20 kg when she was detected with tuberculosis in October 2016. Her Body…

Why Ragpickers, Unrecognised And Unpaid, Are Critical For Waste Management In India

Why Ragpickers, Unrecognised And Unpaid, Are Critical For Waste Management In India

Ragpickers collect recyclables from a dump yard in New Delhi. By 2050, India will be generating 450 million tonnes of garbage annually and ragpickers–who work without any job security, dignity…

Fluoride Contamination Cripples More Than 1,000 Children In Assam

Fluoride Contamination Cripples More Than 1,000 Children In Assam

Sabina has recovered from the effects of fluorosis after treatment. Sabina is one of more than 1,000 children in the district who have been crippled by fluorosis over the last…

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