2 Years To PM’s Skilling Mission Deadline: Enrolment Short By 64%, Placements By 90%, Certification By 74%

Mumbai: With less than two years to go for India’s largest skills training and certification pro...

Gujarat Declared Free Of Open Defecation A Year Ago. But In 4 Districts, Toilets Without Walls, Water And Unconvinced Locals

Valsad, Dang, Dahod, Chotta Udepur (Gujarat): Under a mango tree, a one-minute walk from his house, ...

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

Raebareli, Lucknow, Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh):  Anshika Patel, 24, does not like waking up at 3 am but...

A Village’s Journey To Electrification, And Why ‘100%’ Claim Rings Hollow

Aspirations had been kindled among the young in Sarwara village as long back as the year 2000, ...

Why Leisang, India’s ‘Last Village To Be Electrified’, Has Relapsed Into Darkness

As dusk set in on April 28, 2018, on this lush, remote village, a much-anticipated moment finally ar...

Despite PM’s 100% Electrification Claim, 15 Million Households–Equivalent To All Households In South Korea–Without Power

An electricity meter hangs on the mud wall of Deenbandhu’s house in Goiya Khurd village in Uttar P...

Every Indian To Have Toilet In Next 365 Days: Official Data. Under The Surface, A Crisis

As many as 62,329 toilets were built every day over the last four years of the Swachh Bharat Mission...

How A Make-Work Programme Changed The Lives Of Women In Kerala

K.B.Vasanthi, 48, is a block panchayat member in Thalikulam block, Thrissur. She has been working un...

Despite ‘Record’ Allocation, 57% MGNREGS Wages Due Remained Unpaid In April 2018

Sukhrani, 50, spends her MGNREGS wages on clothes and medicines for her family. Unemployed since fou...

As Demand For Rural Jobs Rises, Government Curtails Funding For Key Employment Scheme

Banda (UP) / Mumbai: Bachcha Lal’s shirt hung loosely over his frail body, exposing his sunken col...