A Transformative Agenda For India’s New Government

Rs 18,000 as assured monthly income for farmers or 2.8 times their current average, increase official markets, storage and refrigeration Refresh the 27-year-old national education policy...

Celebrity MPs: Lower Attendance, Fewer Debates & Questions

Mumbai: Celebrity Members of Parliament (MPs)--film artistes and singers--logged lower attendance, participated in fewer debates, asked fewer questions but used their constituency development funds be...

MPs’ Development Funds Unspent = Cost Of Building 100,000 Houses After Cyclone Gaja

Mumbai: Members of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha utilised 85% of the developmental funds they were allocated, leaving 15% unutilised--Rs 1,806.08 crore of the total amount of Rs 12,051.36 cror...

How A Tribal Village’s Digital Push Empowered Its Women

Mumbai: On January 31, 2019, at a joint sitting of both houses of parliament during the Interim Budget Session 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind noted that under the central government’s Digital India...

55% of Lok Sabha MPs Facing Criminal Charges Are From BJP

Mumbai: At the end of the term of the current (16th) Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to have the highest number of parliamentarians charged with criminal offences. Across pa...

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...