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Survey data again casts doubt over reality of open defecation-free India

New Delhi, Jan. 13 -- In late 2019, the Narendra Modi government attempted to delay and then discredit an official survey that showed sanitation coverage was far lower than it was claimed. Another maj... Read More


Economic growth helps child nutrition but isn't enough, latest health survey shows

New Delhi, Dec. 21 -- The results of the first phase of the latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) point to sharp reversals in the gains India had made earlier in batting child malnu... Read More


Dalit students face funds squeeze for scholarship scheme

New Delhi, Dec. 14 -- When 19-year-old Pramod Gavit enrolled in an Industrial Training Institute to train as a computer operator in 2019, he expected his scholarship to tide him over until he began ea... Read More


India's post-covid 'recovery' in employment has not been equal for men and women

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- India's economic recovery could be leaving out working women, particularly those with young children and in rural areas, new evidence indicates. Research by Ashwini Deshpande, pr... Read More


US poll count may have been slow, but it holds a lesson for India

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- If Bishnu Prakash was following the US elections, he might have pointed out the irony himself. But Prakash (28) was immersed in a video of Bihar's Chief Minister declaring that th... Read More