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Between 2013-14 & 2016-17, rabi foodgrain output likely to drop by 1 million tonne

Between 2013-14 & 2016-17, rabi foodgrain output likely to drop by 1 million tonne

Much to our surprise, a careful relook at the newly released estimates on farm production from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare would reveal that the foodgrain production during the rabi season is likely to fall by almost 1 million tonne between 2013-14 and 2016-17. Please see chart-1. Amidst the celebration of a bumper harvest in the ongoing crop year, it needs to be explained why the rabi foodgrain output nosedived between 2013-14 and 2016-17.   The third advance estimates from...

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Prevalence of wasting among children is rising, shows NFHS-4 data

Prevalence of wasting among children is rising, shows NFHS-4 data

When it comes to child under-nutrition, the proportion of stunted and underweight children below 5 years has reduced in India during the last ten years. However, a rising trend has been observed in the prevalence of wasting among children below 5 years between the last two rounds of National Family...

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Non-payment of due MGNREGA wages recurred in 2016-17

Non-payment of due MGNREGA wages recurred in 2016-17

The focus on MGNREGA got renewed when the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley during the presentation of Union Budget 2017-18 increased allocation under the programme to Rs. 48,000 crore (B.E.), up from Rs. 47,499 crore (R.E.) in 2016-17. However, it has been noticed by the Inclusive Media for Change team...

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