Mini Anganwadis Could Help The Poorest And Most Disadvantaged

Pallahara, Odisha: On the morning of India’s Independence Day in 2019, Kuna Munda, 30, of Jayapura village, along with a group of 70 villagers, gathered in a small community building in Chasagurujan...

‘We Will Ban Cow Slaughter In States Where It Is Still Legal’

New Delhi: “The setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will lead to conservation, protection and development of cattle population in the country including development and conservation of indigenous ...

By Creating Green Jobs, Indian Towns Can Save The Environment And Their Economies

Bengaluru: Ravi Kumar*, 37, had always imagined that he would work at the Bangarpet gold mines where his father had been employed all his life. But then the mine, in south-eastern Karnataka’s Kolar ...

Feeding Mothers, Fighting Malnutrition: The East Godavari Experience

Rajahmundry (East Godavari district), Andhra Pradesh: The most significant difference between Ushasri’s two sons--born seven years apart--was their weight. The first was 2.5 kg, just above th...

Police Transfers Jump In Election Years, New Report Finds

Mumbai: In Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, 125% and 121% of senior superintendents of police (SSPs) and deputy inspector generals (DIGs) were transferred in less than two years, respectively, between 2007 ...

How Odisha’s Poorest Districts Are Benefiting From Social Audits

Mumbai: Social auditing has helped improve the reach and quality of welfare measures meant for the poor in six of Odisha’s most backward districts, a study has concluded. A social audit enables the ...

How A Kerala District Is Helping Migrant Children Stay In School

Ernakulam (Kerala): Supriya Debnath, 24, a migrant from Odisha’s Kendrapara district, sat in a blue and white salwar kameez in one corner of the upper primary government school in Edappally, in cent...

‘Electoral Bonds Undemocratic, Have Killed Transparency, Legitimised Crony Capitalism’

Bengaluru: Electoral bonds are “undemocratic as they have served to kill transparency in the name of donor anonymity”, S Y Quraishi, India’s former chief election commissioner told IndiaSpend in...

Make Cooking Gas Cheaper For Poor, Remove Subsidy For Rich: Study

New Delhi: The subsidy on liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas) cylinders for India's newly-connected 73 million poor households should be increased enough to limit the cost of a cylinder to 4% of a h...

Regional-Party Rule Raises Levels Of Political Violence: Study

Rotterdam and Calgary: The election of a candidate from a regional party leads to a 7.2 percentage point rise in the level of violence in his or her home constituency, according to a new study. ...