Why Toxic Pesticides That Killed 3 Farmers In 2 Months Are Still In Use In Maharashtra

Chandrapur and Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Rekha Madavi, 45, did not know the name of the pesticide her husband, Rushi, 55, had been spraying on their cotton crop. All their pesticide containers had been ...

Without Better Private-Sector Care, India Cannot Eliminate Tuberculosis By 2025

Jaipur, Rajasthan: Only 35% cases of tuberculosis (TB)--an infectious air-borne bacterial disease that mostly affects the lungs--were handled correctly by the private healthcare sector in Mumbai and P...

India’s Villages Don’t Have Enough Health Workers. But Here Is How Modicare’s Wellness Drive Can Still Succeed

Mumbai: The acute shortage of qualified medical professionals in rural India may impact the relaunch of 150,000 health sub-centres and primary health centres (PHCs) as “health and wellness centres...

Printing Paper On Both Sides In SC Cases = Saving 2,000 Trees, 24,000 Tankers Of Water: Study

Mumbai: As many as 61,520 cases were filed in the Supreme Court (SC) between October 2016 and September 2017, and using paper printed on both sides in filings would have saved nearly 2,953 trees and 2...

Climate Change Will Worsen Disparities, Increase Conflict, Support For Naxals: New Report

Bengaluru: As the effects of climate change on livelihoods become more pronounced, especially for people involved in agriculture and fishing in South and South-East Asia, support for rebel groups and ...

#MeTooIndia: 54% Rise In Sexual Harassment Reported At Workplaces Between 2014-17

Mumbai: Registered cases of sexual harassment at Indian workplaces increased 54% from 371 in 2014 to 570 in 2017, according to official data. In all, 2,535 such cases were registered over the four...

How A Poor Women’s Collective Is Helping Rebuild Flood-Wrecked Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Grey dust had settled into the narrow alleyway leading to the home of 70-year-old retiree George Thomas and his wife Mariamma in ...

In The Himalayas, Living The Crisis That The IPCC Report Warns Of

Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh: “Prithvi garam ho rahi hai [the earth is warming],” said trek guide Karan Sharma, pointing at the 20,000-foot Indrasan peak in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal ...

How Kerala Has Enlisted The Private Sector In Its War Against TB

Kochi, Kerala: In 2016, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, one of the largest private hospitals in Kochi district in Kerala, treated more than 200 tuberculosis (TB) patients. But it reported (o...

In One Kerala District, A Community Group Supports TB Patients At No Cost To Govt

Pathanamthitta, Kerala: For the past five months, 42-year-old Giridharan* has not been able to work. An auto-driver in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) last D...