The finalised chapter on health in the 12th Plan document envisages a large role for the private sector in health care.

The Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill is an attempt to circumvent the hurdles before acquisition, such as rehabilitation of land losers, without much increasing the cost of lan

The rates of maternal and infant mortality have improved only marginally, according to the latest Sample Registration System.

The death of 16 women admitted to a government hospital in Jodhpur for childbirth exposes the sorry state of the public health system in Rajasthan.

THE death of 16 women, who had sought obstetric care, within a span of a fortnight following infection caused by contaminated intravenous (IV) fluid injection and unhygienic conditions in a leading government hospital in Jodhpur district of Rajastha

The revised daily wage for NREGS workers is still lower than the minimum wages paid in several States.

A CONTROVERSY seems to have surfaced between the Prime Minister's Office and the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the issue of wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).


One of the primary aims of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which was launched with much fanfare in April 2005 in order to make "architectural corrections" in the rural health infrastructure, was to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care.

The Sahariyas, a tribal community inhabiting Baran district of Rajasthan, are fighting to stave off hunger and death; 15 of them, mostly malnourished children, have died since July without medical care. The one-time hunter-gatherers demand work even as politicians debate whether the deaths were due to hunger or disease.