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Community-based approaches to tackle open defecation in rural India: Theory, evidence and policies
Dec 03, 2018

Community-based approaches to tackle open defecation in rural India: Theory, evidence and policies

Open defecation (OD), an age-old practice in India, impacts the health of individuals as well as their communities. To tackle the problem, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in 2014, aimed at making the country open-defecation free (ODF) by October 2019 by giving more attention to community-based approaches. However, while such approaches have helped solve the sanitation riddle in many countries, curbing OD in India

Joblessness: A bomb ticking away in rural India
Feb 28, 2011

Joblessness: A bomb ticking away in rural India

The unemployment rate is now around 10.1 per cent in the rural areas and 9.4 per cent across the nation. This means that around 40 to 50 million youth are without jobs. Unless they are given proper training, and higher education, they will not be fit to join the service sector or the manufacturing sector.

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges
Jan 31, 2024

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges

India’s 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which empowered local self-governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and reserved one-third of electoral seats in these bodies for women, has elevated women’s participation in rural governance. India is among the foremost countries for women’s participation in local governments, with over 1.45 million women shaping local decision-making. Women leaders are a critical link between local governance, s

Hysterectomies in India: Prevalence, problems, and policies
Jul 11, 2022

Hysterectomies in India: Prevalence, problems, and policies

In light of World Population Day’s focus on individuals’ choices and rights, adequate policies should be adopted to create awareness amongst women

Rural push can kickstart slack automobile sector
Dec 13, 2019

Rural push can kickstart slack automobile sector

More cars and commercial vehicles for rural India, however, are welcome. India has very low density of cars with 22 per 1,000 citizens compared to 980 in the US and 850 in the UK. Rural women would find work or business if there is a better system of transportation in the villages. It means a focus on the rural economy and making road connectivity better.

Rural sector needs stimulus to revive demand and economy
Oct 03, 2019

Rural sector needs stimulus to revive demand and economy

Much depends on the corporate sector and how it uses the money saved from tax to increase investment, which will help create jobs that will in turn in

This is the time to face up to cyber threats
Oct 02, 2017

This is the time to face up to cyber threats

The ICT supply chain in India is only as strong as its weakest link: the end user. If the user is from rural India, with a limited understanding of the devices and transactions she accesses, her device is a point of vulnerability.

दुसऱ्या लाटेचा फटका महिलांना आणि गावांनाही
Jul 29, 2021

दुसऱ्या लाटेचा फटका महिलांना आणि गावांनाही

जागतिक बँकेच्या अहवालानुसार, कोविडनंतर भारतातील १२ दशलक्षांहून अधिक लोक अतिदारिद्र्याच्या खाईत ढकलले गेले.

दुसऱ्या लाटेचा फटका महिलांना आणि गावांनाही
Jul 29, 2021

दुसऱ्या लाटेचा फटका महिलांना आणि गावांनाही

जागतिक बँकेच्या अहवालानुसार, कोविडनंतर भारतातील १२ दशलक्षांहून अधिक लोक अतिदारिद्र्याच्या खाईत ढकलले गेले.