India could be overstating poverty levels as the private final consumption estimates captured by the National Income Accounts (NIA) is nearly twice as much as the National Sample Survey Organisatio

In January 2012, PM Manmohan Singh declared half of India’s children were malnourished and that was a national shame.

Only 6.4 per cent and eight per cent of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste households are using clean fuel in rural parts.

A report by the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, shows that the per capita emission of carbon dioxide by urban households is a shocking 16 times more than rural households. Experts say as households become richer, they consume more energy, leading to more carbon dioxide emission.

As part of India Human Development Survey, the team covered 42,000 households across the country.

Chulhas - cook stoves of poor women who collect sticks, twigs, leaves and every other biomass material they can find to cook meals - are today at the centre of failing international action.

This report presents the estimates pertaining to various facets of household consumer expenditure at National and State levels.

In 2009-10, number of days a household got employment in a month in rural areas of Rajasthan was about 38, which steadily dropped to 23 in 2012-13

Rajasthan and Karnataka, which used to be stand-out performers of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s flagship scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), of late, are showing signs of faltering in terms of execution, raising a question mark on the future of the programme. The scheme, launched in February 2006, was considered instrumental in returning the Congress to power in 2009.

Poor drinking water facilities, debilitating drainage system and crippling sanitation are the hallmarks of Rajasthan, says the latest survey.

New Delhi: Government spending of over Rs 46,000 crore on infrastructure augmentation under UPA’s flagship JNNURM scheme seems to have improved key indicators of urban life in India and reached the

Hyderabad: While Andhra Pradesh has the second largest slum population in the country after Maharashtra, government surveys show that about 60 per cent of urban slums in the state are located on pr