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...

Why Vulnerable Tribes, Susceptible to Illness, Malnutrition, Have Limited Healthcare

Pallahara, Odisha: In the lush green forest in Pallahara block, Odisha, 16-month-old Babloo Saun...

In A Nation Awash In Eggs, A State Struggles To Get Them To Children

Angul, Odisha: When Rebati Naik, 23, was pregnant she received chatua (a mixture of dry pulses and c...

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 p...

As Climate Change Grows More Intense, Women In Battered Coastal Odisha Step Up

Bhadrak, Odisha: Hanging from the ceiling of the one-room mud hut that is Dayamanti Biswal’s home ...

Led by Odisha, India Reduces Malaria Cases By 3 Million

New Delhi: Among the 11 nations with 70% of the world’s burden of malaria, only India has managed ...

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

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