How Not To Use A Development Fund For Mineral-Rich Areas

A stone mine near Samodi village in Bhilwara district, Rajasthan. The Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana empowers India’s mining districts to levy a charge on mining operations to create a fund for development of surrounding areas. The fund in Bhilwara has over Rs 400 crore so far.   Bhilwara, Rajasthan: Like much of Mewar … Continued

For A Dying Silicosis Patient, A Mining Fund Offers Hope

Deva Singh, 40, of Pratappura village in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, is unable to work because of silicosis. He caught the debilitating, untreatable disease from working at a sandstone mine without any protective gear, as is common across all kinds of mines all over India.   Pratappura village (Bhilwara district), Rajasthan: In the early 1990s, at the … Continued

Few Pharmacies In Bengaluru Follow TB, Diarrhoea Care Guidelines: Study

  Most pharmacists in Bengaluru–often the first point of contact for many patients of tuberculosis (TB) and childhood diarrhoea–did not follow guidelines on referring a tuberculosis suspect to a healthcare provider for sputum testing, or provided Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) and Zinc supplements to children with diarrhoea, according to a new study published on September … Continued

Rajasthan Reported Highest Share Of Economic Crimes In The Country In 2015

India reported 150,000 economic crimes, including criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting in 2015,according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.   Rajasthan reported 18% of all such crimes in the country–the highest share of any state–followed by Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra which had 9.7% and 9.1% of the total economic offenses … Continued