$1Bn Spent On Irrigation For Rajasthan, But Barmer Remains 80% Rainfed

Barmer, Rajasthan: It was March 2019, and Pabusari village in Barmer district in western Rajasthan was parched. Another year of bad monsoon--the fifth--had failed 36-year-old farmer Hariram Meghwal, l...

Only Better Educated Mothers Of Grooms Can Lead To More Inter-Caste Marriages

Mumbai: Only 5.8% of Indian marriages were inter-caste, according to Census 2011, a rate unchanged over 40 years. Whilst in other countries an increase in education levels correlates with a decre...

India’s Under-5 Mortality Now Matches Global Average, But Bangladesh, Nepal Do Better

Mumbai: India’s under-five mortality rate now matches the global average (39 deaths per 1,000 live births), but the number of infant and neonatal deaths--and the performance of India’s poorer neig...

4 Indicators Of India’s Cashless Growth — And Hurdles To Future Expansion

As India’s government–fronted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account–announced a slew of incentives to propel Indians to discard cash, IndiaSpend found four signs of an expanding base: Five-fold growth in electronic bank transfers and doubling of ATMs and card-swipe machines over five years, and a 50% rise in credit cards over four years. It … Continued

Women Empowerment Shows Slow Progress In India

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#DataFix: Tamil Nadu: Amma’s Legacy of Welfare

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, leaving behind a state better known for its culture of freebies but not as well known for its industrial, social and economic progress, the indicators of which reveal it is now one of India’s richest, most healthiest states. On #DataFix, Prachi Salve and Abhishek … Continued

Understaffed, Underserved: Human Problems Of India’s Public-Health System

On August 15, 2016, in his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised a safety net of up to Rs 100,000…

Zika Heads For India, Older Strain Lurks Since 1952

A worker sprays insecticide at a residential area in Singapore. On August 27, the global travel hub announced its first case of Zika virus, with the city state reporting…

Why 1.1 Million HIV+ve Indians Don’t Get Drugs They Need

Students pose with HIV/AIDS awareness messages painted on their faces during an awareness campaign in Chandigarh…

India Will Miss Universal Upper Secondary Education Target by 50 Years

India will not have universal upper secondary education (covering the age group 14-17 years and 9th to 12th standard) till 2085…