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Congress’s Claim Of 25,000 Toilets Built A Half Truth.

Congress’s Claim Of 25,000 Toilets Built A Half Truth.

Maharashtra, India’s second-most populous and the richest state, is gearing up for elections to a new legislative assembly on October 15. With both the major alliances, Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and…

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Note: the left scale refers to the Sanitation metric while the right scale refers to Retention rate Source: DISE Reports 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, Data on retention rates…

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

  Is India winning the battle against malnutrition?   A comprehensive answer, for several reasons, would be yes. First, there is a downstream impact of economic growth and reduction in…

Govt Doubles `Anganwadis’ Target: To Spend Rs 9,000 Crore

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is continuing with the child welfare proramme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), started by the previous UPA Government.   The key…

India’s Malnutrition Problem Defies Higher Spends

    India is likely to have 33% malnourished children by the end of 2015 while the target under the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to bring it…

India’s Death Rate Falling But Rural Urban Divide High

          All talk of India’s expanding population is laced with various reasons including high fertility, migration, better availability of food etc. One oft-cited reason is also…

Fixing India’s Sanitation Problem Requires More Than Toilets

Fixing India’s Sanitation Problem Requires More Than Toilets

  Here is a number most of you know: more people practice open defecation in India than anywhere in the world – more than 600 million individuals. Moreover, 60% of…