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