In UP’s Race To Be Free Of Open Defecation, Enthusiasm For Toilets Evident–As Are Fudged Data

  An elderly woman standing outside her half-constructed toilet at Bhagwan Pur, Mohan Gunj, Lucknow. The village was declared open defecation-free in June 2018. Our investigations reveal that even as toilet usage and awareness has grown in Uttar Pradesh, the race to declare districts open defecation-free has led to inflated official figures and shoddy toilet …Read More

20 New AIIMs Coming Up: BJP. Fact: 11 Get 3% Funding

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

    New Delhi: On completing four years in the government, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), released a slew of infographics showcasing its campaigns for “transforming India”. One of the claims it made was the establishment of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand and Gujarat in 2017-18 and the …Read More

Almost Half Of Pregnancies In India Were Mistimed Or Unwanted


  Almost half of India’s 48.1 million pregnancies in 2015 were unintended, according to a new study on incidences of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India.   The study, published on December 12, 2017 in Lancet, a medical journal, was conducted by Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based research organisation working on reproductive health and International …Read More