India’s Household Food Expenditure Declined Over 4 Years To 2016


  Expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages of households and non-profit institutions–such as temples and gurudwaras–serving households has declined from 30% of income in 2011-12 to 27.7% in 2015-16, according to the national accounts statistics 2017.   Spending has also declined on housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels but has increased on health, and clothing …Read More

Larger Proportion Of Women Than Men Employed In Agriculture


  Employment among rural males in India’s primary sector–agriculture–has declined from 717 per 1,000 males in 1990 to 594 per 1,000 males in 2012, according to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on September 15, 2017   For women in rural areas, the decline is more gradual: From 814 per 1,000 women …Read More

76 Of 100 Trips In Rural India For Health, Medical Reasons

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As many as 76 of 100 overnight trips in rural areas in 2014-15 were for health and medical reasons, government data show, an indication of India’s scant rural healthcare.   In urban areas, health and medical reasons accounted for 42 of 100 trips, according to this report (2014-15) on domestic tourism, the latest available data. …Read More

Chattisgarh Gets PM Pat, Adds Millions Of Toilets


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s faith in Chattisgarh’s sanitation progress is well-founded, as our examination of government data from his Swachh Bharat Mission reveals, adding 2 million household toilets since 2011.   As many as 85% of Chattisgarh’s 4.3 million households were without toilets in 2011, according to census data.   Half of those 4.3 million …Read More