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India’s Poorest Areas Most Vulnerable to Heat Waves, As Planning Targets Cities

India’s Poorest Areas Most Vulnerable to Heat Waves, As Planning Targets Cities

  People living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves, a Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for India has found.   The…

Money That Went Abroad Illegally In 2007 = Estimated Cost Of Linking India’s Rivers

Money That Went Abroad Illegally In 2007 = Estimated Cost Of Linking India’s Rivers

  About Rs 5.3 lakh crore (at the current exchange rate of Rs 64/US dollar) flowed out of India illegaly in 2007, a government-commissioned report on black money has revealed.…

Basic Energy Access Does Not Unlock Broader Socio-Economic Benefits

Basic Energy Access Does Not Unlock Broader Socio-Economic Benefits

A solar panel installed atop a house in Barbanki district, Uttar Pradesh. Installing a solar lighting system had little effect on the household patterns of time spent on work, studying…

As TN Farm Crisis Grows, Record National Harvest Predicted

As TN Farm Crisis Grows, Record National Harvest Predicted

Tamil Nadu farmers during a hunger strike in New Delhi. In the midst of an agrarian turmoil in a state that produced 5.6% of India’s rice in 2014-15, the agriculture…

Unfazed By Censure, Maharashtra’s Polluting Factories Make Its Rivers The Filthiest In India

Unfazed By Censure, Maharashtra’s Polluting Factories Make Its Rivers The Filthiest In India

A resident walks on the banks of the river Kolak with the river being contaminated by effluent from a distillery near Kolak village, about 190 km north of Mumbai. Maharashtra…

Over 10 Years, Bengaluru Molestations Reported Rose 417%, Conviction Rate Was 0.37%

Over 10 Years, Bengaluru Molestations Reported Rose 417%, Conviction Rate Was 0.37%

People stage a demonstration against molestation of women in Bengaluru. Of the 4,241 complaints of molestation filed between 2006 and 2016 in Bengaluru, the conviction rate was 0.37% (16 cases).…

Rising Income Levels, Stability Linked To Declining Female Workforce Participation In India

Rising Income Levels, Stability Linked To Declining Female Workforce Participation In India

  Rising income levels and stability in families are disincentivising women from joining the labour force, according to Reassessing Patterns of Female Labor Force Participation in India, a March 2017…

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