Prachi has two masters degrees: In economics from Mumbai University and in development studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. She has been a research assistant at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and the Young Foundation (UK). She has also worked for Greenpeace India in the fundraising division.
A health worker measures the mid-upper arm circumference–an indicator of nutritional status–of a child in Madhya Pradesh. A disadvantaged community background, illiterate father and lack of access to a toilet increase a child’s chances of being malnourished, according to a new study. An underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to … Continued
Most of the overnight trips (in the last 30 days) in rural areas were completed by rich households (monthly per capita income of Rs 1,800 and above) during 2014-15, according to this report on domestic tourism by the ministry of statistics and policy implementation. In urban areas, 28% rich households ( monthly per capita … Continued
Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in the news for the death of nearly 70 children in n Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, was ranked 15 among 75 districts based on 7,659 estimated infant deaths in 2015-16, according to data from the health information management system (HIMS) of the health ministry. Allahabad in southern … Continued
There has been a 28% increase in dilapidated housing from 10.3 million in 2001 to 13.2 million in 2011, according to Census 2011 data. A house is classified dilapidated if wall materials are of grass, thatch, bamboo, plastic or polythene, according to a census classification. Serviceable houses (made from metal, asbestos sheets, burnt … Continued