In 11 Years, Area Irrigated By Tube Wells Rises Faster Than By Canals


  As area under irrigation grew between 2001-02 and 2012-13, farms irrigated by tube wells rose faster than by canals, according to a FactChecker analysis of government data.   Increasing use of tube wells depletes groundwater. Irrigation accounts for 89% of groundwater extraction in India, according to a report from PRS Legislative Research, a New …Read More

4 Northeastern States Have Highest Death Rates Due To Malaria


  Meghalaya (9), Mizoram (8), Tripura (4) and Arunachal Pradesh (3)–all in the northeast of India–had the highest deaths per 100,000 population due to malaria between 2013 and September 2017, shows a FactChecker analysis of data from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, the agency under the health ministry responsible for prevention and control …Read More