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

1.4 Million Youth Arrested For Riots In 10 Years, 96% Men


  Of 3.2 million persons arrested for involvement in riots between 2006 and 2015, 46%–or 1.4 million–were youth (18-30 years age-group), according to national crime data. Of these, 96% were men.   On July 4, 2017, clashes broke out between two communities in Baduria, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal after a Facebook post about …Read More

How The World’s Largest Govt Jobs Programme Is Slowly Dying


  After 11 years, the world’s largest make-work programme–Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)–for India’s 80 million poor rural households is in crisis.   The average real MGNREGA wage decreased from Rs 142 in 2014-15 to Rs 136 in 2016-17; nearly 80% of payments were not made within the 15 days mandated; average …Read More

50%-75% Of Indian Domestic Travel For Health Reasons In 2014-2015


  At Rs 15,336, health saw the highest average spending by Indians per domestic overnight trip between July 2014 and June 2015, followed by shopping (Rs 13,902) and holidaying, leisure & recreation (Rs 6,358), according to a nation-wide survey on domestic tourism expenditure by the National Sample Survey Office, India’s official socio-economic surveyor.   Rural …Read More