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Fifteen Years After Launch, ASHAs Work Hampered By Systemic Inefficiencies

Women who work as ASHAs are still considered volunteers and not paid salaries, even as the healthcare needs of the communities they serve increase

19 May 2024 7:57 am
Ensuring Sustainable Water Supply For Tap Connections A Challenge For Jal Jeevan Mission

The Jal Jeevan Mission needs to move away from the legacy of previous schemes that focus on just building infrastructure for water supply and instead also focus on sustaining water resources.

18 May 2024 9:06 am
Election 2024: What Do Manifestos Of BJP, Congress Say On Key Environmental Issues

Even as India is seeing the worst of heat stress this summer, plans to combat heat and phasing out coal do not feature in the manifestos of its two largest parties

16 May 2024 10:20 am
Inside The Brewing Healthcare Crisis of Assams Tea Garden Labourers

The tea estates in Assams Barak Valley employ around 60,000 permanent and 50,000 casual labourers, many of whom find it hard to access healthcare facilities.

14 May 2024 10:19 am
The Hidden Cost of Indias Tiger Reserves: Loss of Tribal Rights

Tribal communities bear the brunt of conservation policies a decade after a key programme on tiger conservation was launched

10 May 2024 11:09 am
Subsidised Food Canteens Create Democratic Spaces In Deeply Divided Societies

The Public Distribution System needs to diversify the food basket it provides, and expand coverage to account for the population increase since 2011, says economist Reetika Khera

8 May 2024 6:00 am
How Jammu & Kashmir Is Seeing More Cases of Leishmaniasis

In recent years, Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as a new focus area of cutaneous leishmaniasis, with most cases reported from the Chenab Valley, Poonch and Rajouri districts in the Jammu division; and Kupwara and Baramulla districts in the Kashmir division.

6 May 2024 8:00 am
National Rural Livelihoods Mission

Enabling rural households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities

1 May 2024 8:11 pm
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan

The aim is to improve the overall standard of school education

1 May 2024 10:30 am
Why One Of Indias Biggest Electoral Bond Donors Is A Touchy Topic In Bhiwandi

Torrent Power supplies power to Bhiwandi near Mumbai, and powerloom owners and public representatives allege that power bills have doubled or tripled since the franchise was brought in, which has dealt a blow to the Rs 10,000-crore powerloom industry here

1 May 2024 8:06 am
POSHAN Abhiyaan

It aims to improve nutritional outcomes in a phased manner through a holistic life-cycle approach

30 Apr 2024 7:30 pm
The Mad Tree That Sustains Bannis Vada Koli Community

The invasive species Prosopis juliflora is leading to degeneration of grasslands, but the Vada Koli community depends on the tree, called gando baval, for their livelihoods

29 Apr 2024 9:57 am
What India Should Have Learnt From The Pandemic Years

Research shows the value of complementing diagnostic surveillance of critical diseases with environmental surveillance, but the government has yet to pledge funds for such country-wide initiatives and for extra staff for now better-equipped public hospitals

26 Apr 2024 12:02 pm
#Election2024: Rural Jobs Programme Remains Underfunded Despite High Demand

Since 2019, the budget allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme that has 129 million active workers has been consistently lower than or at most same as the previous years revised estimates

24 Apr 2024 7:00 am
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Aims to encourage and promote skill development by providing free short-duration skill training

20 Apr 2024 10:35 am
Namami Gange Programme

The scheme aims to approach pollution abatement of the Ganga river in a holistic manner

18 Apr 2024 10:10 am
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan

PM-KUSUM's objective is de-dieselisation of the farm sector

17 Apr 2024 5:06 pm
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

PM-MVY is a maternity benefit programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country

17 Apr 2024 11:30 am
Modi Govt Doubled Spending On Insurance, Not Enough On Health Infrastructure

While out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare fell in the Modi governments first term, studies suggest this is from under-utilisation of healthcare rather than greater protection

17 Apr 2024 10:55 am
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

PM-KISAN provides income support to all landholding farmer families in the country, with cultivable land up to 2 hectares

16 Apr 2024 2:55 pm
#DataViz: How Indias Women & Girls Have Fared In The Modi Years

More girls are in high school, more women are accessing maternal healthcare, but few women are in the labourforce, and many of those who are working are engaged in low-quality poorly paid work

15 Apr 2024 9:13 am
DataViz: How Delhis Homeless Population Experiences Summers

A spatial analysis of Delhis land surface temperature juxtaposed with its homeless clusters reveals that while homeless people are concentrated around the central parts of the city, many of the areas being secondary heat islands

4 Apr 2024 8:38 am
Why 750 Indians On Bangladesh Border Live On The Other Side Of A Wire Fence

Chor Meghna, an Indian hamlet on the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, lies outside the wire fence that separates the two countries. Residents need to prove their identity each time they cross the fence even to access basic services

1 Apr 2024 9:17 am
How A Drug To Treat Dermal Kala-azar Is Affecting Patients Eyesight

Miltefosine, a drug that is used to treat the skin manifestation of Kala-azar is being linked to eye problems, including blindness

27 Mar 2024 8:25 am
Older Indian Women Happier Than The Men, New Report Says

Happiness linked to old age in India and elsewhere, India ranks 126 of 143 countries

21 Mar 2024 5:28 pm
IndiaSpend Contributor Varsha Singh Wins 2023 Reach Media Award For TB Reporting

Singhs story highlighted how government support is critical to treat TB in malnourished patients

20 Mar 2024 2:30 pm
Bengalurus Water Crisis: Key Challenges In Water Management

Reliance on over-exploited groundwater, limited access to pipelines, neglected lake maintenance, and underutilisation of water treatment facilities are contributing to the crisis

20 Mar 2024 8:26 am