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In 5 Years To 2016, Improvement In India’s Data Capacity Lags Bangladesh’s In South Asia

In 5 Years To 2016, Improvement In India’s Data Capacity Lags Bangladesh’s In South Asia

Between 2012 and 2016, the improvement in India’s statistical capacity indicator–which measures a nation’s ability to collect, analyse and disseminate high-quality data about its population and economy–was second among eight…

In 2014, India Better Only Than Bangladesh Among Neighbouring Nations In Electricity Access

In 2014, India Better Only Than Bangladesh Among Neighbouring Nations In Electricity Access

India provided electricity access to less than 80% of its population in 2014, according to data from the World Bank.   Only Bangladesh’s population, among India’s neighbours, had lower electricity…

In 5 Years To 2015-16, Real Farm Income/Cultivator Up 0.44% Annually

In 5 Years To 2015-16, Real Farm Income/Cultivator Up 0.44% Annually

In five years to 2015-16, inflation-adjusted farm income per cultivator grew at only 0.44% a year, according to this March 2017 policy paper by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI)…

Coal’s Share in India’s Commercial Energy Production To Be Over 66% In 2022

Coal’s Share in India’s Commercial Energy Production To Be Over 66% In 2022

Prospects for coal-generated electricity are receding globally, yet India remains one of the last countries to use the oldest and dirtiest energy source, although construction of new coal-fired power plants…

#StopMediaBans: A Joint Statement By News Organisations On The Govt’s Clampdown On Media

  As citizens of a free nation and as journalists, we are keenly aware that an independent media is among the pillars of a vibrant democracy. For India to progress,…

Why 10 Million Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

Why 10 Million Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

Arti Chauhan, 28, a resident of district Sirohi, southwest Rajasthan, has had two abortions–the first surgical, the second medical–to terminate unwanted pregnancies. She said the medical abortion was easy and…

Indian Kitchens Demand Oil; Production Declines, Imports Soar

Indian Kitchens Demand Oil; Production Declines, Imports Soar

A man loads empty containers of edible oil onto a tricycle at a roadside in Kolkata. India’s edible oil imports more than doubled in the decade to 2015, according to…

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