Better sanitation facilities, delayed pregnancy could reduce anaemia rates in pregnant women in India, says study
Improved sanitation facilities and delayed pregnancy in India could reduce the rates of anaemia in pregnant women faster. The prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women in India (50 percent) is higher than all South Asian nations except Pakistan.
India is promoting small hydropower projects (SHPs) — defined as hydropower facilities of less than 25 megawatt (MW) — on the assumption that they are socially beneficial and more environment-friendly than larger ones.
Shortage of medicines at public hospitals forcing poor to turn to private pharmacies, says Chhattisgarh study
As India readies itself for Ayushman Bharat, the national health protection scheme covering primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, a study from Chhattisgarh reveals poor availability of generic drugs in the state’s public hospitals.
India lost 2.5% of GDP in 2014-15 to land degradation; area affected equivalent to Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra put together
The annual economic loss due to land degradation and change in land use in India was valued at Rs 3.17 lakh crore in 2014-15 — 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014-15.
Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians and is responsible for 17.5 percent of all deaths and 9.7 percent of disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) in India, according to data released in 2017.
The JD(S) vote-share of 18.3 percent, according to leads and results, was its lowest in nearly two decades since 1999 when it had a vote-share of 10.4 percent.
Congress' welfare schemes popular among rural people; four in five benefit from Anna Bhagya, shows survey
In its election rhetoric against the ruling Congress government in Karnataka, there is one thing that rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rarely attacks–the state’s flagship welfare schemes, especially, Anna Bhagya which provides free rice and subsidised foodgrains for those living below poverty line (BPL).
As Karnataka Assembly election approaches, Congress government's support fails to alleviate farmers' distress
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 released on 4 May, 2018, declared that farm loans upto Rs 1,00,000 in nationalised banks and cooperative societies would be waived.
Kerala’s poverty eradication mission Kudumbashree harnesses citizens' groups to help transform women's lives
Between 2008-09 and 2016-17, 90 percent of MGNREGS workers in Kerala were women.
With its income rising 81.2 percent over a year to 2016-17, the income of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accounts for two-thirds (66.3 percent) of the total income of India’s political parties, according to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an advocacy.
Half of India’s 94 cities with toxic air are in 4 states including Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, shows government data
Every third city that failed to meet national air quality standards in India–where most people die of air pollution than any other nation–was in two of the country’s biggest states, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, in five years to 2015, according to government data.
Climate change poses challenges to India's food and nutrition security, says IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report
Increasing climate variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures pose challenges to India’s food and nutrition security, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
The recently concluded budget session was the least productive in four years for the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament), where four in five hours stipulated for business were lost due to interruptions, according to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, a think tank.
Twenty-five Indian states/Union territories now have some form of ban on polythene carry bags, but the implementation is often lax.
Diabetes is India's fastest growing disease: 72 million cases recorded in 2017, figure expected to nearly double by 2025
India’s economic development has brought higher incomes–and a large helping of diabetes.
At 43 years, the mean age of death for adivasis (scheduled tribes or STs) was the lowest, meaning they were more likely to die before other Indians, according to a new paper.
Public transport infrastructure at fault for urban Indian women turning down jobs away from home, reveals study
Women in urban India turn down better employment opportunities further away from home in favour of lower-paid local opportunities as the public transport system is often unreliable or unaffordable
Fewer than one-third of judges in the lower judiciary–district courts and below–in 17 of 34 states and union territories in India are female, according to a February 2018 analysis by the New Delhi-based legal think tank, Vidhi Center For Legal Policy.
Research shows exposure and access to media — which usually go hand in hand with higher education and income levels — are crucial for better health outcomes.
Jammu and Kashmir's worsening security scenario: 2017 saw 358 terror-related deaths, toll rose 98% in four years
The year 2017 saw 358 terrorist-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir–98 percent more than in 2013 when 181 deaths were recorded– according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the South Asian Terrorism Portal, run by the Institute for Conflict Management, a Delhi-based non-profit.