Articles by IndiaSpend
Nov 15, 2017
While government fails to enforce pollution standards on power plants, India breathes more toxic airIndia wants more electricity and needs more power plants to get it, but the government is not enforcing the pollution standards it needs to on these plants.
Nov 15, 2017
Delhi’s air quality could improve by 90 percent if farmers outside national capital stop burning stubble post harvestFarmers outside India’s capital have started to burn the post-harvest straw from their fields, heralding the onset of north India’s toxic-air season.
Nov 11, 2017
One year of demonetisation: For small farmers in Madhya Pradesh, joining cashless economy is a distant dreamAs many as 9.8 million farmers live and work in Madhya Pradesh, one of India’s poorest states.
Nov 09, 2017
Delhi air pollution: Emergency warning system remains in cold storage as citizens are left to face smog situationAn emergency air-quality warning system created in 2016 for the national capital territory of Delhi has failed its sole purpose: To warn citizens of hazardous levels of air pollution.
Nov 08, 2017
Politics and polls apart, Himachal Pradesh citizens better off than Gujarat in social index but earn little lessIndiaSpend analysed different government data and found that while Himachal Pradesh’s per capita income is almost equal to Gujarat’s, the Himalayan state is better off in six of seven social indicators we considered: Infant mortality rate (IMR), sex ratio, literacy rate among men and women, underweight prevalence among children, crime rate against women and crime rate against scheduled castes (SCs).
Nov 08, 2017
Currency back in circulation at 91%, digital payments up but fluctuating; cashless economy a long way offThe number and value of digital payments has increased compared with the pre-demonetisation level, but by varying extents each month.
Nov 04, 2017
One year of demonetisation: Onion farmers in Nashik district are struggling to survive in cashless economyA year after the government replaced high-denomination currency notes with an aim to encourage a cashless economy, onion farmers in Nashik, India’s onion bowl, are finding themselves without money to make essential purchases.
Nov 02, 2017
Infant deaths at Ahmedabad civil hospital highlight Gujarat's sorry statistics on infant mortality, malnutritionGujarat — which is ranked second by industries and fifth by per capita income — is ranked 17th among 29 states on infant mortality and 25th by underweight prevalence among under-five children
Oct 31, 2017
Bengaluru municipal corporation's unpaid bills up 7,700% in four years, but top official insists things are improvingAs India’s fifth-largest city and technology capital battles flooding, a sea of potholes, uncleared garbage and unfinished projects, the municipal corporation’s unpaid bills rose 7706% over four years and–six months into 2017–no more than 3.6 percent of its budget for new projects was spent, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data released by Janaagraha, a think-tank. Since 2013-14, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) pending bills—for projects begun in previous years—grew 76 times, from Rs 15 crore to Rs 1,171 crore, according to Janaagraha’s Budget Performance Report H1 of the BBMP, released on 24 October, 2017.
Oct 30, 2017
Quest for citizenship: As millions try to prove nationality in Assam, one man's story reveals the burden of proofAround 5 million illegal immigrants have been estimated in Assam over 51 years, according to data provided by the Assam Border Police Organisation