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India’s GDP Growth To Decline, Climate Change May Hit Farm Incomes

India’s GDP Growth To Decline, Climate Change May Hit Farm Incomes

  India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to decline to 6.5% in 2017-18, a drop of 0.6 percentage points from 2016-17, according to the Economic Survey 2017-18 released…

Budget 2018: Highest Funding To MGNREGA In 2017. Yet, 56% Wages Delayed

Budget 2018: Highest Funding To MGNREGA In 2017. Yet, 56% Wages Delayed

  The 2017-18 budget saw the highest ever allocation to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)–the world’s largest make-work programme–at Rs 48,000 crore, but 56% wages were delayed…

Budget 2018: As Cities Swell, Cheques Not Cashed, Progress Slow

Budget 2018: As Cities Swell, Cheques Not Cashed, Progress Slow

  With India’s urban population rising by 11 million annually–the equivalent of adding a Bengaluru every year–and urban voters forming a major vote base for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),…

Budget 2018: Why Record Harvests, Govt Spending Not Enough For Farmers

Budget 2018: Why Record Harvests, Govt Spending Not Enough For Farmers

  Indian farms produced record harvests in 2017, and the government’s agricultural budget rose 111% over four years to 2017-18. Yet, prices crashed, 8,007 farmers committed suicide in 2015, unpaid…

Budget 2018: After Record Growth, India’s Renewables Progress Slips

Budget 2018: After Record Growth, India’s Renewables Progress Slips

  In line with its climate-change commitments and domestic pollution concerns, India has one of the world’s largest programmes to expand renewables–a tripling of capacity over the next five years.…

Progressive Attitudes to Women’s Sexual Rights In Marriage Decline in India

Progressive Attitudes to Women’s Sexual Rights In Marriage Decline in India

  As the #MeToo movement against sexual violence gains global momentum, in India–the world’s second-most populous country–positive attitudes about consent and safe sex among men declined by 7 percentage points…

If You Are Among India’s Wealthiest People, You May Have Hypertension

If You Are Among India’s Wealthiest People, You May Have Hypertension

  Nearly 13% women and 18% men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health…