How Indore Became India’s Cleanest City (And How Others Can Follow)

Indore, Madhya Pradesh: Every morning, garbage vans across Indore play the celebratory song, “Indo...

Tribals Invented Sev 200 Years Ago. Now, Sev Makers Are Evicting Them

Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): “Wheat, corn, pulses like pigeon pea and gram, green chillies, even veget...

‘Sahab, Kuch Kaam Milega Kya?’ Demonetisation, GST Effects Continue, Deepen Indore’s Jobs Crisis

Indore: It was a regular day here in India’s cleanest city, the largest in Madhya Pradesh and the ...

Only Chhattisgarh Elected More Women MLAs Than Last Time. Mizoram, With Top Women’s Empowerment Indicators, Elected None

Mumbai: Chhattisgarh, which ranks high on women’s employment indicators, elected 13 women legislat...

51% Indians Now Live In BJP-Ruled States, Down From 2017 Peak of 71%

Mumbai: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) losing power in three Hindi-heartland states--Madhya P...

Why Thousands Of Farmers Marched To Delhi, Kolkata And Mumbai: Answers And Anger In India’s Fastest-Growing Farm Economy

Budha (Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh): Some 300 km north-west of capital Bhopal, in the heart of India, a...

India’s Best Agriculture Growth Over 8 Years, But Madhya Pradesh Is Still ‘Bimaru’

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh (MP) has reported the best agricultural growth in India over eight years, ...

India’s Female Voters Not Turning Out To Vote As They Should

Mumbai: Although female voter turnout has been increasing across India--from 51% in 1980 to 66% in 2...

Uttar Pradesh’s O% Achievement In Rural Sanitation

  Highlights* Government has set target of full sanitation in rural India by 2022 under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. * Country-wide utilisation of sanitation funds only 20% in the first half of the current financial year. * Only 16% schools in India have functional toilets.   Jairam Ramesh, India’s Union Minister For Rural Development, caused a … 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