Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0

Context To supplement the efforts of Jal Shakti Ministry, NITI Aayog has prepared the second Round of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0).The Report was launched today by Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.  Scientific management of water It is Read More …

What fertility rate data show

Context The graph (below) shows trends for the total fertility rate (TFR) in various states. TFR, defined as the number of children born to a woman until the end of her child-bearing age, is a key indicator for population trends. The graph is based on TFR data from the Sample Read More …

The 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

Context Exactly 99 years ago, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment to its Constitution to remove the gender bar on the right to vote, causing the largest-ever peaceful expansion of the country’s voting population in history. The 19th Amendment, ratified on August 18, 1920, and formally proclaimed on August Read More …

Census 2021 may skip caste count

Context Census 2021 is unlikely to collect “caste wise” data as a similar exercise conducted in 2011 by another ministry threw up about 40 lakh caste names that were difficult to tabulate, a senior government official said. The decennial exercise would involve 31 lakh trained enumerators, with data collected digitally Read More …

Trends in India’s fertility transition

Context 1. According to the new Sample Registration Survey (2017) data, the fertility rates continue to fall rapidly but the data shows two contrasting trends in rural and urban India. 2. Fertility Rate – The average number of children that a woman will have in her lifetime. Fertility in Higher Read More …

India enters 37-year period of demographic dividend

Context Since 2018, India’s working-age population (people between 15 and 64 years of age) has grown larger than the dependant population (defined as children aged 14 or below as well as people above 65 years of age). This bulge in the working-age population is going to last till 2055, or Read More …

What data from Census 2011 show on migrations?

Context: Census 2011 data on migration released last week show Maharashtra had more migrants from Madhya Pradesh than from Bihar, and Gujarat had almost double the number of migrants from Rajasthan than from Bihar. Facts & Figures; Data from Delhi show only 2,321 persons declared Bangladesh as their last place Read More …

India Urban Observatory and Video Wall

Context:  Recently Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the state-of-the-art India Urban Observatory and Video Wall. About Urban Observatory: It is a platform that uses data from different sources to enable analysis and visualization over a geospatial platform. Such platforms churn out interesting analyses and visualizations by collating massive Read More …

National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19

Context:  The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19, conducted by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) under the World Bank support project to the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), has found that 96.5% of the households in rural India who have access to a toilet use it. Background: The survey was conducted Read More …

India warming: what trends show

Context: In a statement issued Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said 2018 was the sixth warmest year on record, with the average temperature over India being “significantly above normal”. Experts say the increase in temperatures is likely to lead to more extreme weather events. The five warmest years on Read More …