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Nidhi Khurana

Research Fellow

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Nidhi has a masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. Before joining r.i.c.e., she worked with the Navjyoti India Foundation and the Eawag Aquatic Research.  She has traveled to many parts of rural North India to document issues related to human development, most recently to manage r.i.c.e.’s SQUAT survey in 2013-14.  Her research interests include social stratification based on caste, education as an economic and social good, gender and socialization.

See Nidhi’s CV here.

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Accountability Initiative's and r.i.c.e.'s paper got published in EPW!

By admin, on May 29th, 2020

Since October 2014, the Government of India has worked towards the goal of eliminating open defecation by 2019 through the Swachh Bharat Mission. In June 2014, the results of a survey of rural sanitation behaviour in North India were first reported.Read More..

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EPW published Payal and Nikhil's paper on Caste Prejudice & Infection!

By admin, on May 29th, 2020

In light of India’s continuing efforts to reduce maternal mortality, why government hospitals continue to be dangerously unhygienic, posing serious infection risks to patients, is explored. Through interviews and observations at public hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh,Read More..

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Prof. Amit Thorat, who is also a r.i.c.e. affiliate, interviewed for EPW's podcast show

By Nikhil Srivastav, on May 29th, 2020

Prof Amit Thorat, who teaches at JNU and is also a visiting researcher at r.i.c.e., with his colleague Dr. Omkar Joshi, who is a doctoral scholar at the University of Maryland, was interviewed for the Economic and Political Weekly’s podcastRead More..

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Nikhil's book review of `The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives' in the EPW

By Aashish Gupta, on March 6th, 2020

Don't miss a review of `The right to sanitation in India: Critical perspectives', edited by Philippe Cullet, Sujith Koonan, and Lovleen Bhullar, in this week's Economic and Political Weekly. The review is available online here.Read More..

Research

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Revisiting Open Defecation: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Rural North India, 2014–18

By Aashish Gupta, on May 29th, 2020

Since October 2014, the Government of India has worked towards the goal of eliminating open defecation by 2019 through the Swachh Bharat Mission. In June 2014, the results of a survey of rural sanitation behaviour in North India were firstRead More..

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Caste prejudice and infection: why a dangerous lack of hygiene persists in government hospitals

By Payal Hathi, on May 29th, 2020

In light of India’s continuing efforts to reduce maternal mortality and make childbirth safer for women, this article explores why government hospitals continue to be dangerously unhygienic, posing serious risk of infection to patients in maternity wards and labor rooms. Read More..

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Persistence of solid fuel use in rural north India (published paper)

By Aashish Gupta, on January 19th, 2020

Survey evidence from rural North India showing persistent solid fuel use despite increases in liquefied petroleum gas ownership is presented. Although three-quarters of survey households in these states had LPG, almost all also had a stove that uses solid fuels.Read More..

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Assessing public awareness and use of medical abortion via mobile phone survey in India

By Payal Hathi, on November 12th, 2019

Objective: We assess the feasibility of measuring awareness and use of medical abortion via a mobile phone survey on social attitudes in India. Study design: In 2018, we conducted a mobile phone survey with 3455 married men and women inRead More..