New Delhi: Kerala’s once-in-a-lifetime rainfall was 2,378 mm over 88 days, four times more than normal--but 30% less and spread over 61 days more than the deluge of 1924, the most intense flood in t...
Mumbai: In response to Kerala’s request for Rs 2,000 crore ($286 million) for the rehabilitation of those affected by recent floods, the Centre has released Rs 600 crore, 30% of what the state sough...
Mumbai: Kerala now faces the ravages of the worst monsoon floods in 94 years, with 373 dead and more than 1.2 million in relief camps after 2,378 millimetre (mm) of rain over 81 days between June 1 an...
Most of us know that excise duties from alcohol sales are a major revenue source for state Governments in India. Fewer would know or have noticed that over the years, most state Governments have floated corporations or public sector undertakings (PSUs) to supply ‘quality liquor’ to the people. The ostensible reason for this … Continued
Kerala, God’s Own Country, is a sharp study of contrasts. * Out of a population of 33.38 million as per Census 2011, 16.02 million (48%) are males and 17.36 million (52%) are females. The state has a sex ratio of 1,084 (sex ratio is defined as the number of females per 1,000 males) as … Continued
Highlights * Crimes against women registered a 69% decadal jump * Total number of crimes fell 3% from 2011 to 2012, but rose 9% from 2002 to 2012 * Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat & Maharashtra recorded the highest number of crimes The recent spate of crimes against women has also triggered … Continued
Highlights* Government has set target of full sanitation in rural India by 2022 under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. * Country-wide utilisation of sanitation funds only 20% in the first half of the current financial year. * Only 16% schools in India have functional toilets. Jairam Ramesh, India’s Union Minister For Rural Development, caused a … Continued
Highlights * Marginal increase in women enrolments. * Bihar sees highest increase in women enrolments. * Kerala also sees high dropout rates. Women constitute 48% of Indian population as per 2011 census but make up only 6 million of the 14 million students (42%) enrolled in higher education. IndiaSpend’s Sourjya Bhowmick … Continued
Most planners and economy watchers would argue for greater and faster urbanisation. Many, however, would not be aware of the largely dismal condition of state and urban local body finances which could potentially support the great shift. Moreover, as IndiaSpend’s Prachi Salve finds out, effectively, only 5 states in India have the financial and administrative … Continued
Four South Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh – have played important roles in India’s growth story. The states also rank high on the human development front and poverty reduction. IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta takes a look at some of the economic and social indicators of these states to get a … Continued