62% Of Indian Children Fully Immunised In 2015-16. Target For 2030: 100%

Full immunisation coverage in India has improved at a slow pace from 35.4%(1992-93) to 42%(1998-99) to 43.5% (2005-06). By 2015-16 (the latest year for which data are available), full immunisation increased to 62%, according to the National Family Health Survey.   By 2030, every country should achieve universal health coverage that includes access to quality … Continued

India Will Continue To Have The Worst Sex Ratio In South Asia In 2050

India’s sex ratio at birth, skewed in favour of males, will remain the worst in South Asia in 2050, according to estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   Between 2015 and 2020, India’s sex ratio at birth was 111 males per 100 females, which will improve to 108 males per … Continued

India’s Fastest Reduction In Proportion Of Stunted Children In Chhattisgarh

The eastern state of Chhattisgarh had the highest reduction of stunting, that is low height for weight, among children under the age of five to 37.6%, according to the latest national health data, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 2015-16, from 52.9% in NFHS-3 in 2005-06.   As many as 38.4% children under the age … Continued

In 6 Years To 2016, India Reported 60% More Outbreaks Of Epidemic-Prone Diseases

Between 2011 and 2016, outbreaks of epidemic-prone diseases India reported and responded to rose by 60%, according to a reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) by minister of state for health and family welfare Anupriya Patel on August 11, 2017.   Source: Lok Sabha reply   An outbreak is defined as a … Continued

Rajasthan Reported Highest Share Of Economic Crimes In The Country In 2015

India reported 150,000 economic crimes, including criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting in 2015,according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.   Rajasthan reported 18% of all such crimes in the country–the highest share of any state–followed by Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra which had 9.7% and 9.1% of the total economic offenses … Continued

Rich Households Travelled For Education, Poor Households For Social Reasons In 2014-15

Most of the overnight trips (in the last 30 days) in rural areas were completed by rich households (monthly per capita income of Rs 1,800 and above) during 2014-15, according to this report on domestic tourism by the ministry of statistics and policy implementation.   In urban areas,  28% rich households ( monthly per capita … Continued

In 2016, 19% Of Crimes Reported Against Women Ended In Convictions

In 2016, 19% of crimes reported against women in India ended in convictions, according to the provisional National Crime Records Bureau data released in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament). This was a decline from a conviction rate of 21.7% in 2015, data show.   The conviction rate is the ratio of the number … Continued

Thermal Sources Account For 67% Of India’s Installed Power Capacity, 0.5 Percentage-Points Higher Than 5 yrs ago

As of July 2017, thermal energy installations to produce electricity accounted for 67% of India’s installed energy capacity–0.5 percentage-points higher than five years ago–while non-fossil fuel based capacity was 33%, the same as 2012, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority of India.   India has committed to increasing its non-fossil fuel generation capacity … Continued

Urea Imports Budget For 2017-18 Could Match Govt’s Loan From Japan For Infra Projects in 2016-17

The government allocation for urea imports in 2017-18 could match the funds it borrowed (Rs 14,251 crore or $2.2 billion) from Japan in 2016-17 for infrastructure projects.   Nitrogen-based urea dominates fertiliser consumption in India as it is subsidised compared to phosphorous and potassium fertilisers, prices of which are not regulated. Urea accounted for 40% … Continued

One Out of Two Women Anaemic, One in Four Underweight In Rural India

As many as 54% women between 15-49 years in rural India are anaemic and 27% are underweight, latest health data show.   The good news: There has been a 13.9 percentage point reduction in underweight women and a 3.2 percentage point reduction in anaemia since a decade ago, as recorded in National Family Health Survey … Continued