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How India’s Construction Workers Get Gypped Of Their Due

Highlights *45 million construction workers form the country’s third largest employee base and fall in the unorganised or informal sector *Only 23% construction workers are registered with welfare boards across…

India Continues To Miss Key Health Targets

  Highlights  *12th Plan allocation for Health Ministry is Rs 300,018 crore or approximately Rs 60,000 crore per year *National Health Mission gets the largest pie; around Rs 38,681 crore…

Can Women’s Education Arrest India’s Declining Sex Ratio?

Highlights * Female literacy has gone up in both rural and urban areas from 1999-2000 to 2009-10* Women employment is higher in rural areas than urban areas * Majority of Hindu…

India’s Disturbing Communal Incidents Data; 61 A Month

India’s Disturbing Communal Incidents Data; 61 A Month

Highlights*Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of communal incidents in the last 4 years *Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland reported no communal incidents, Jammu and Kashmir reported only two incidents in…

It’s Not About Which Community You Belong, It’s About How Educated It Is

    Highlights* Christians doing well across the country as they have better education, better jobs and better standard of living. *  Sikhs have the highest monthly per capita expenditure…

US FDI Into India, Just $557 Million Last Year

Despite the hardsell (admittedly somewhat delayed), India’s foreign direct investment (FDI), or long-term investment commitments by foreign investors, declined 36% from $35.1 billion in 2011-12 to to $22.4 billion in 2012-13.   More interestingly, FDI…

Healthcare Major Portion Of USAID Funding To India, AIDS Funding Rises

Drawing down aid is a tricky subject, particularly when there is some concern whether developed countries should lend to fast-growth, developing countries like India.   Interestingly, its countries like Japan…