CAG says National Rural Drinking Water Programme failed to meet targets

Indian government's National Rural Drinking Water Programme has failed to meet the target to supply safe drinking water to all rural areas by 2017, a...

India to map river Ganga in 3D

Scientists in India will soon start mapping the Ganges river, the largest, yet one of the most polluted rivers in the country. Under the project,...

School going children taking Iron fortified food learn better, shows study

Eating pearl millet highly bio-fortified with iron improved learning and brain capacity of school going adolescents, a new study conducted in India has shown. The...

Indian parliament passes law imposing death penalty for raping below 12...

Indian parliament has passed a new law which provides for death penalty for people convicted for raping a girl below 12 years. The Criminal Law...

India’s Lok Sabha passes bill to grant constitutional status to Backward...

The lower House of Indian parliament has passed a constitutional amendment bill that seeks to provide constitutional status to the commission for other backward...

Rural development programme allocations nearly double in five years

The Indian central government has allocated Rs 1,124 billion on rural development in 2018-19, which is nearly double the allocation five years ago. This has...

India has 5mn stray cattle: govt data

There are over five million stray cattle roaming around in India, with nearly a million of them in the cities, shows government data. According to...

4mn excluded from final draft list of citizens in Assam

Names of about four million residents in the state are not included in the final draft list of Indian citizens in Assam. The National Register...

Major watershed development programme in India shows very slow progress

The central government has been able to finish only a tenth of the projects under the Watershed Development Component of the flagship national irrigation...

India: Farmer suicides decreases but farm labour suicide increases between 2015...

The latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) presented in parliament shows a significant 21% decrease in farmers suicides across the country...

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