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Farm Debt Curse Continues: NSSO

Farm Debt Curse Continues: NSSO

The agrarian crisis is far from over. Amidst news of farmers' suicide reported from parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, an official document released in December by the National Sample Survey Organisation states that nearly 52% of India's agricultural households were indebted during July, 2012 - June, 2013. The average amount of outstanding loan per agricultural household in India has been Rs. 47000 (see link below). Based on a survey of 4529 villages, the NSS 70th Round report tells us...

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More Girls Missing in 'Developed' States

More Girls Missing in 'Developed' States

The child sex ratio (CSR) in India has declined from 927 in 2001 to 918 in 2011 (girls per 1,000 boys), according to a new report entitled Missing Girls: Mapping the Adverse Child Sex Ratio in India (Census 2011). Of the total 640 districts in the country, 429 districts have...

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New Shame: Modern Slavery Thriving in India

New Shame: Modern Slavery Thriving in India

Far from being dead and gone, slavery exists in many forms and is flourishing. A disturbing report on modern slavery compiles facts and figures and documents data about new forms of slavery all over the world. Even more disturbing is the fact that India figures in very high on slavery...

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