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As Formal Farm Credit Grows, So Does Hold Of Moneylenders. Here’s Why

As Formal Farm Credit Grows, So Does Hold Of Moneylenders. Here’s Why

  Despite a 11% rise in loans to agriculture over a year to a record Rs 10 lakh crore in 2017-18, the share of professional moneylenders in agricultural credit grew…

In Year Of 8 Elections, India’s Rural Debt, Distress & Death Crisis

In Year Of 8 Elections, India’s Rural Debt, Distress & Death Crisis

  Mumbai: Nearly four in ten of 8,007 Indian farmers who committed suicide in 2015 were in debt, compared to two in ten in 2014; more rural households went into…

2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

  In 2015, 2.5 million of 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are linked to pollution, according to a global study.   Pollution caused nine million…

Four Reasons India Can Look Forward To 2018

Four Reasons India Can Look Forward To 2018

  The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018. The country stepped up its battle against tuberculosis and the…

How We Made A Difference In 2017

How We Made A Difference In 2017

  From a human rights commission notice to the Assam government on harassment in the name of weeding out illegal immigrants, to bringing women panchayat leaders in Tamil Nadu to…

2017: Hard Year For Farmers; Pollution Worsened; Failing Public Healthcare Killed Children

2017: Hard Year For Farmers; Pollution Worsened; Failing Public Healthcare Killed Children

  A bumper harvest crashing prices, pollution worsening in Delhi and other north Indian cities due to crop stubble burning and power plants, and the lack of infrastructure and manpower…

Personal Income Tax To Cow-Related Hate Crime: Our Top Stories From 2017

Personal Income Tax To Cow-Related Hate Crime: Our Top Stories From 2017

  As 2017 comes to an end, we bring you the stories that captured your attention this year.   The most popular IndiaSpend story this year was our January 2017…