Articles by IndiaSpend
Oct 26, 2017
Five states home to over 50% of India's slums: Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Bihar top listThe top five states — Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Bihar — by number of slums per 100 households are also the only states/union territories with more than 10 percent of their population living in slums
Oct 26, 2017
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toiletsA new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children
Oct 16, 2017
Maoist violence drops by over 50% in six years as Left-wing extremists' grip weakens in red bastionsThere has been a 52.6 percent drop in incidents of Maoist violence between 2010 and 2016, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of ministry of home affairs (MHA) data
Oct 15, 2017
Financial inclusion in India must focus on informal sector, says Grameen Foundation chief Prabhat LabhFinancial inclusion needs to focus on the entire informal sector rather than individual customers, according to Prabhat Labh, chief executive of Grameen Foundation India, the country arm of Washington-DC-based microfinance non-profit Grameen Foundation.
Oct 12, 2017
With advent of new technologies, EESL's 'smart' meters relying on telecom networks may turn obsoleteEESL, a joint venture between several public-sector enterprises helmed by the ministry of power, invited bids to procure 5 million 'smart' meters to be deployed in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in August, 2017.
Oct 10, 2017
Bihar reels under unprecedented floods: People in shock, government asleep at the wheelClimate change is leading to erratic rains and floods to Bihar, deputy chief minister of the state, Sushil Modi said recently and the cycle of frequent disasters is likely to worsen in coming years.
Oct 09, 2017
India's great health paradox: Children malnourished even as adults are overweight, says National Institute of NutritionIndia is now dealing with the twin issues of undernutrition and overnutrition, both swelling its burden of non-communicable diseases, according to a recent study conducted by National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).
Oct 08, 2017
Elderly care in India: Centre and state must stop passing the buck, says former minister Ashwani KumarAshwani Kumar, 64, former member of Parliament and former law minister, explained to us why he is fighting a public-interest litigation in the Supreme Court seeking more assistance for the elderly.
Oct 02, 2017
Centre celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, but Modi's pet Swacchh Bharat Mission marred by unverified claimsThe World Bank has termed the scheme’s implementation as ‘moderately unsatisfactory,’ contrary to the findings of the autonomous government body Swacchh Sarvekshan.
Sep 28, 2017
How safe do citizens feel in India's metro cities? 87% people in Delhi start worrying if girls aren't home by 9 pmThe National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) provides information on crime recorded by the police but there is no data source to gauge if people perceive their neighbourhoods to be safe or not