Articles by IndiaSpend
May 16, 2016
Private schools preferred over govt ones; learning outcomes yet to improve, says report62% of children in India attended a government primary school in 2014, compared to 72.6% in 2007-08–indicating a surging preference for private schools.
May 11, 2016
30% surge in forest fires this year, 95% caused due to human negligenceForest fires over the first four months of 2016 surged 30% – 20,667 fires were reported as on 21 April, 2016 compared to 15,937 over 2015
May 09, 2016
Self-immolation rate high among homemakers due to domestic violenceIndian men are twice as likely as women to kill themselves, but of all the methods of suicide, self-immolation is the only one that claims more women than men
May 05, 2016
UP, Bihar and West Bengal to send one-third of MPs to Lok Sabha by 2026, says reportFrom 29% today, 33% members of the Lok Sabha (Parliament’s lower house) will come from three states–Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal–within a decade, according to an IndiaSpend analysis.
May 04, 2016
Land reform failures: Only 5% of India’s farmers control 32% farmlandWhat has largely failed nationwide — with the exception of West Bengal — over 54 years since a land redistribution law was passed, is not likely to improve
May 03, 2016
Only 3.81% Indians pay Income Tax; Maharashtra, Delhi pay 53% of the totalArray
Apr 30, 2016
Sorry, Mr Kejriwal, but Delhi’s air pollution rose 23% during second OddEven phaseAir pollution levels in Delhi rose 23 percent during the second phase of the odd-even registration rule, from 15 April to 29 April, over the previous 14 days (1 April to 14 April)
Apr 29, 2016
10 years on, MGNREGA provided less than half the guaranteed employmentAfter spending about Rs 3.5 lakh crore, the MGNREGA has provided less than half the guaranteed 100 days of employment to 50 million poor households
Apr 28, 2016
Dude, where's the cleanliness? Swacch mission fails to meet urban trash targetsThe Swacch Bharat Mission was launched on 2 October 2014 but has failed to meet the targets for 2016
Apr 27, 2016
Wake up call for govt? PM's pet project Swacch Bharat lagging in urban IndiaIndia’s toilet-construction programme–part of the Swachh Bharat plan to make India open-defecation free by 2019 is slipping, according to government data.