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Human Rights

creased by 5.5 percent in 2016 (40,801) over 2015 (38,670). • In terms of percentage share to total crime against SCs in 2016, most were committed in Uttar Pradesh (25.6 percent), followed by Bihar (14.0 percent) and Rajasthan (12.6 percent). • The rate of total cognizable crime committed against STs in India has fallen from 6.5 in 2014 to 6.0 in 2015 but increased to 6.3 percent in 2016. The rate of total cognizable Crime against STs

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Water and Sanitation

villages (viz. 6,02,912) in the country were ODF. The proportion of villages, which were found to be ODF, is the lowest in Goa and Lakshadweep (both zero percent), followed by Tripura (2.21 percent), Bihar (12.15 percent), Odisha (20.42 percent) and Uttar Pradesh (24.65 percent) **$ • Sanitation coverage as on 24th May, 2018 in rural areas of Bihar was 55.84 percent, Assam was 85.83 percent, Goa was

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Impact on Agriculture

vulnerable in Central and East India for wheat; Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan for irrigated rice, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Assam for rainfed rice; Central India for mustard and Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for potato $   • The integrated Agricultural Sustainability Index (ASI), prepared by Sharma and Shardendu (2011) for Gangapur village (25deg83'N, 85deg65'E) of More »

Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)

;    33 percent of the parents of the beneficiary children are illiterates and 17 percent have studied till matric and above •    A majority of sample schools in Bihar, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka denied involvement of Gram Panchayats in the scheme. •    In all the sample states, except Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, no established linkage was observe

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Public Health

2017. The total number of deaths due to malaria has changed from 440 in 2013 to 104 in 2017. • Out of the overall cases of Kala-azar reported in 2017, 72 percent of the cases were reported in Bihar. The total number of cases of Kala-azar has fallen from 13,869 in 2013 to 5,758 in 2017. Likewise, the total number of deaths from Kala-azar has fallen from 20 in 2013 to zero in 2017. • There has been a considerable fall in the number of sw

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nt of more than 2 percentage points over 2016 levels in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala. An increase of more than 2 percentage points over 2016 is visible in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat. Most states in the north-east, other than Mizoram, see an increase in private school enrollment between 2016 and 2018. Learning levels: foundational skills in reading and arithmetic Reading: The ASER reading test assesses whether

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Disaster & Relief

tee was included in the cost of project in contravention of clause 4.10.3 of the Flood Management Programme guidelines. Further, an amount of Rs. 19.99 crore was released in excess in two projects in Bihar and Uttarakhand. • The state governments did not ensure submission of audited statements of expenditure and Utilisation Certificates within stipulated time before releasing Central assistance. Execution of Flood Management Programme

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Social Audit

996, passed another Act known as Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, which extended the provisions of the Constitution (73 Amendment) Act of 1992 to the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan. This came into force on 24 December 1996. • Social Audits are mandatory as per the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in 1993, through which the Village commun

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Access to Justice

ull; 1,486 Undertrials (0.6% of total undertrials) were detained in jails for more than 5 years at the end of the year 2011. Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of such undertrials (340) followed by Bihar (252) @ • In India women make up only 2.2% of one of the largest police forces in the world** • India has a National Human Rights Commission as well as 206 separate state human rights commissions but does not have a single dedicated

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HDI Overview

elhi (0.783), Kerala (0.677), Goa (0.595), Himachal Pradesh (0.581) and Punjab (0.543).  • The bottom 5 states in terms of HDI during 2007-08 are: Chhattisgarh (0.358), Orissa (0.362), Bihar (0.367), Madhya Pradesh (0.375) and Jharkhand (0.376). • The seven north eastern states (excluding Assam) have done remarkably well in human development outcomes to climb up three rungs from 1999-2000 and 2007-8. • States that pe

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