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Child Labour Drops 60% In A Decade But Still World’s Highest

                    Highlights *Number of children working in India has declined 60% from 12.6 million in 2001 to 4.9 million in 2010…

Uttar Pradesh’s Sorry Record Of Custodial Deaths

The issue of custodial and encounter deaths have come back into focus in light of the Ishrat Jahan controversy. The controversy surrounds the 2004 killing of a 19-year-old girl by…

What’s Not Cooking In India’s Mid-Day Meal Programme

  Highlights  * 31% schools in India are yet to build kitchen-cum-stores for Mid-Day Meals but the shortage in Bihar is 30% * 7% schools in India are yet to…

India’s Biggest Bribe Takers; Police, Registry & Permits

  Highlights * Almost 71% people surveyed by Transparency International feels corruption has increased in India *68% people think anti-corruption policies are ineffective *54% Indians said they have paid a…

Will India’s Uneducated Youth Be A Demographic Problem?

  Highlights *Literacy rates among the youth in India are 69% and 86% for females and males, respectively * Only 29% of young women and 38% of young men have…

Rich-Poor Gap Widens In Urban & Rural India

  Highlights * The median monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) increased 33% in rural areas and 34% in urban areas between 2009-10 and 2011-12. * While rural households are spending…

India’s Frightening Secret: Many States Ageing More Than Scandinavia

  Highlights *Nine states have lower fertility rates than highly developed countries of the world * Elderly population approximately 77 million in Census 2001 * Old age dependency ratio will…