March 2020
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COVID-19 Compendium: Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO [HTML and PDF]

An up-to-date compilation of more than 1,700 official statements by the Government of India from January 17, 2020. Links to articles published by The

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Official Data: Rural Health Statistics 2018-19 [PDF 4.41 MB]

The full text of the Rural Health Statistics 2018-19 [PDF] can be accessed below.

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Application for Intervention

The full text of the Intervention Petition filed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supr

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Official Data: Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition [PDF 2.6 MB]

th round survey, NSO carried out a survey on ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition’during July - December 2018 covering the entire country.   Housing is a basic requirement of human well-being. Information in respect of the dwelling unit of the households like type of the dwelling unit (viz. independent house, flat etc.), tenurial status of dwelling unit (viz. owned, hired, no dwelling etc.), structure of the dwelling unit (viz. pucca, semi-pucca, katcha), condition of the structure (viz. good, satisfactory, bad), floor area of the dwelling unit, age of the house owned by the household, etc. along with the facilities available to the households in respect of drinking water, sanitation etc. and micro environment surrounding the house like drainage system of the house, system of disposal of household waste water, system of disposal of household garbage, problems of flies and mosquitoes etc. are important determinants of overall quality of living condition of the household members. The objective of the survey on ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition’ of NSS 76 th round was to collect relevant information on all these aspectsand develop suitable indicators to assess living conditions of the household members at the national and State/UT level. [Extract from Chapter I]   The full report can be accessed at the following URL:   NSS Report No. 584: Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition [PDF 2.6 MB] Source: National Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India   Related Links: Rajendran, S. 2019 . Water Conservation in Bengaluru Needs Attention , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, December 24. Shroff, S. 2019 . Rural India’s Transition Challenges , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, July 29. Rajendran, S. 2015 . An Uncertain Future for the Kalasa-Bandura Drinking Water Scheme , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, October 14.

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Official Data: Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India [PDF 2.44 MB]

"The first all-India survey on social consumption was conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in its 35th round (July 1980 - June 1981). The main objective of the survey was essentially to make an assessment of the benefits derived by various sections of the society from public expenditure such as health services (including mass immunisation and family welfare programmes), educational services, public distribution system, etc. Subsequently, the subject of social consumption was covered in 42nd round (July 1986 - June 1987), 52nd round (July 1995 - June 1996), 64th round (July 2007- June 2008) and 71st round (January 2014- June 2014). NSSO, in its 75th round, conducted survey on Household Social Consumption: Education during 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. This Key Indicator document is based on the data collected in this survey." [Extract from Chapter I]. The full report can be accessed at the following URL: Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India [PDF 2.44 MB] Source: National Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India   Related links:   National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India. 2020 . School Education Quality Index(SEQI) , March 5. (Last accessed on March 5, 2020). Radhakrishnan, A. 2019 . Draft New Education Policy and Schools for the Skilling Age , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 16. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 2019 . Document: Draft National Education Policy 2019 , June 7.  

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NSS Report: Persons with Disabilities in India [PDF 2.13 MB]

"This report is based on the Survey of Persons with Disabilities in India conducted during NSS 76th round (July – December 2018). The 76 th round Survey of Persons with Disabilities was spread over 8,992 FSUs (5,378 FSUs in rural areas and 3,614 FSUs in urban areas) covering 1,18,152 households (81,004 in rural areas and 37,148 in urban areas) and enumerating 5,76,569 persons (4,02,589 in rural areas and 1,73,980 in urban areas). In this survey, total number of persons with disability surveyed was 1,06,894 (74,946 in rural areas and 31,948 in urban areas)." Related Links:   Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. 2017. MoSPI Report: Disabled Persons in India: A Statistical Profile - 2016 , July 21. Press Information Bureau. 2015 . Census Data on Disabled Population , July 1.   NSS Report: Persons with Disabilities in India [PDF 2.13 MB] Source: National Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India

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Lecture: A Prime Minister and a Naturalist

Text of a lecture delivered at Janki Devi Memorial College by Jairam Ramesh, MP, at New Delhi on March 5, 2020.

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Report: Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019 [PDF 11.1 MB]

    Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019 [PDF 11.1 MB] Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and The World Food Programme   Related Links:   National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2019 . Official Data: Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (2016-18) reports [PDF 2.59 MB] , October 30. Shroff, S. 2019 . Rural India’s Transition Challenges , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, July 29. Ramani, V. 2019 . Policy Watch: Fixing Child Malnutrition in India: Views from a Public Policy Practitioner , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, March 1. Bhardwaj, A and Johri, A. 2018 . Aadhaar: When the Poor Get Left Out , The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, January 18.