12 Constituencies That BJP Lost In Jharkhand Are Forest Rights-Sensitive

New Delhi: The 12 seats that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost in the latest assembly elections ...

New Jharkhand Assembly Has 15 ‘Dynast’ Legislators

Mumbai: At least 15 newly elected legislators in the 81-member Jharkhand assembly are dynasts. Of th...

In Jharkhand, Glitches In Land Records Are Spooking People

Naya Toli, Ranka Block: How can an entire hamlet become landless overnight? Whether in the ...

Jharkhand, Rajasthan Villages Falter On Adolescent Health Facilities, Awareness: Social Audits

New Delhi: Seven of 85 villages audited in Jharkhand and Rajasthan had adolescent-friendly health se...

In Backward Regions Of A Backward State, Modi Is The Choice

Ramgarh district (Jharkhand): The way to Malhar Toli was difficult to find, partly because there is ...

Adivasi, Dalit Villagers File Suit In Jharkhand High Court Against Land Acquisition For Adani Power Plant

New Delhi: Sixteen residents of four villages in Jharkhand’s eastern district of Godda moved the J...

Taking Over Fertile Land For Adani Group From Protesting Farmers, Jharkhand Government Manipulates New Law Meant To Protect Them

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Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

  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

Rajasthan’s Giant Solar Power Leap

The bad news; Only 25% of the target set for solar power generation has been met in Phase 1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which ends next year, i.e. 2013. India needs to do more if it wants to harness solar power.   The interesting news: one state, Rajasthan, has commissioned and undertaken … Continued

Urbanisation Sounds Great But Who Has The Money To Fund It?

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