Why India Needs More Women To Contest 2019 Elections

Mumbai: India stood 149th in a 2019 list of 193 countries ranked by the percentage of elected women representatives in their national parliaments, trailing Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and dro...

UPA-II Faced Most Disruptions In Lok Sabha, Lost 1/3rd Of Work Hours. Current NDA Fared Slightly Better

Mumbai: The most number of disruptions in the Lok Sabha (lower house) in the history of India’s parliament occurred during the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). In t...

Government Cuts Funding To National Crèche Scheme, Crippling Lifeline for Poor Working Mothers

Mumbai: Aarti’s employers are busy, “important-looking” people who often work from home in their smart Colaba apartment, near South Mumbai’s art galleries. They like things to be quiet and wou...

5 Stories Of Good Governance That Hold Out Hope For India

Bengaluru: In February 2018, IndiaSpend launched India Governance Report (IGR), a monthly newsletter that brings together stories of good governance and policy-making from across India. Over the ...

India’s Best Agriculture Growth Over 8 Years, But Madhya Pradesh Is Still ‘Bimaru’

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh (MP) has reported the best agricultural growth in India over eight years, and has improved its infrastructure, but there is widespread farm unrest as incomes remain low and h...

Mizoram–India’s Future Gateway To Southeast Asia–Is Among Country’s Top States, But New Government Will Inherit 4 Worries

Mumbai: On November 28, 2018, Mizoram--the last northeast bastion of the Indian National Congress (INC)--will vote to power a new government that will oversee what is planned as India’s gateway to S...

National Rural Drinking Water Programme ‘Failed’ to Achieve Targets: Government Auditor. Here’s Why

Mumbai: More than 163 million Indians--more than the population of Russia--do not have access to safe drinking water, and the national rural drinking water programme, despite spending 90% of Rs 89,956...

Farm Distress Stands In The Way Of A Fourth Term For The BJP In Chhattisgarh

Baloda Bazar, Kabirdham (Kawardha), Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker (Chhattisgarh): “I’ll ask them to give me a job first and then think about giving my vote,” said 28-year-old Kekti Verma, hold...

Why India’s Children Must Wait Till 2022 To Get Justice Under Law Meant To Protect Them

Mumbai: Cases registered over four years to 2016 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, a law meant to protect children and hasten prosecution, will end only by 2022 ...

Statue Of Unity: The World’s Tallest But Here’s What It Could Have Paid For

Mumbai: The Statue of Unity, built at an estimated cost of Rs 2,989 crore, could have instead funded two new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses, five Indian Institute of Management (IIM) ca...