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How connected is rural India?

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched in December 2000 by the central government to improve national infrastructure. Specifically the government wanted to provide all-weather roads to habitations across the country. In the last 15 years the government has spent over 1,37,000 crores to construct almost 4,24,000kmroads through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. On […]

Start up – Stand Up India

The Start up India, Stand up India campaign was announced by Prime Minister Modi on 15thAugust, 2015. He called on each of the 1.25 lakh bank branches in India, to support at least one dalit or tribal, and at least one women entrepreneur, touting it as a new dimension to the startup culture. According to […]

Women Parliamentarians have more responsibility today

In 1967, when India’s 4th Lok Sabha was elected to Parliament, there were 33 women MPs. In 2014, the 16th Lok Sabha has elected 66 women MPs – 62 in the 2014 elections, and 4 more through bye-elections. In 1967 for every 1 woman MP there were 1 crore female citizens. In 2014, that ratio had grown to 1 woman MP for […]

How clean is India since the launch of the sanitation missions?

Since the launch of the Nirmal Bharat mission, 1.7 crore individual households toilets have been built – this means that only 15% of the required number of toilets have been built till July 2015. The state with maximum number of toilets built since April 2012 is West Bengal, accounting for more than 14 percent of […]

Does more skilling lead to more jobs?

Skill India was launched on 15th July with the objective of providing skill training to about 400 million people by the year 2022. As per the latest Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey, 6.8% of people have received vocational training among which 4% were informally trained and 2.8% were formally trained. Research shows states that have […]