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19 Million Women In India Have 7+ Child Births

19 Million Women In India Have 7+ Child Births

  As many as 19 million women in India have given birth to seven or more children, and 15 million (80%) of these women live in rural areas, according to…

India’s Quiet Tide Of Childhood Obesity

India’s Quiet Tide Of Childhood Obesity

  Madurai: When 12-year-old Madhu (not his real name) was diagnosed as obese—he weighed 98 kg when his ideal weight was 55 kg—there were no obvious medical issues, except a…

Swachh Bharat Mission Fails March 2016 Urban-Trash Targets

Swachh Bharat Mission Fails March 2016 Urban-Trash Targets

Cleanliness drive in Pune as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. No more than 17.6% of urban solid-waste (garbage) was processed as of March 2016, against a target of 30%,…

Swachh Bharat Urban-Toilet Plan 76% Behind Schedule

Swachh Bharat Urban-Toilet Plan 76% Behind Schedule

A public toilet which was recently built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in Delhi.   * Of a target of 2.5 million household toilets in urban areas by March 2016,…

Heat-Wave Death Toll Up 3 Times Over 23 Years

Heat-Wave Death Toll Up 3 Times Over 23 Years

  Heat-wave deaths in India have increased 296%, or three times, over the last 23 years with more than 150 already dead this year.   Summer heat killed 612 in…

Indians Eating Foods That Predispose Them To Sickness

Indians Eating Foods That Predispose Them To Sickness

  By choice or compulsion, Indians across age groups and income categories are falling short in meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended daily intake of five servings of fruit…

Communicable Diseases Rise 32% In 5 Years; Spending Up 7%

Communicable Diseases Rise 32% In 5 Years; Spending Up 7%

  Spending on programmes to control India’s three main communicable diseases—malaria, tuberculosis and leprosy—increased 7% over five years while cases reported, taken together, increased 32%, according to an IndiaSpend analysis…