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Extreme events that have an immediate impact and long-term effect of rising temperatures are endangering lives and crippling economic activity in India.  In this article, the authors cite findings from the new book by r.i.c.e.  Executive Director Dean Spears, "Air:

Provision of eggs will ensure that girls and boys eat nutritious food in equal amounts and in unison, thereby upending the patriarchal norm of women eating last and least in the household.  Findings from the SARI Survey conducted by r.i.c.e.

In this article, Simantini Dey highlights several new books released in June, 2019.  One that is recommended is "Air (Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence)" by Dean Spears.  Read more ...

Pradham Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a programme which started in May, 2016 to assist below-poverty-line households in obtaining LPG to cook in place of traditional fuels.  These fuels, such as firewood, cow dung and dry grass, when used in cooking,

On the face of it, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has accomplished a lot.  Since the scheme was launched on May 1, 2016, more than 7 crore households have received subsidized cooking gas (LPG) connections.  Over 82% of those who got

The Government of India's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, launched in 2016 in order to promote the use of clean cooking fuel to villagers by subsidizing liquid petroleum gas (LPG) connections, and thus reduce exposure to "harmful" indoor air pollution, has

In this OpEd piece, Nikhil Srivastav, r.i.c.e. Research Manager, argues that, if the Ujjwala LPG-connection scheme is to accomplish its goals of improvement of cooking conditions for women and enhancement of Indian citizens’ health, then the government needs to work

Eighty-five percent of Ujjwala beneficiaries are still using chulhas according to a survey by r.i.c.e.   The survey shows that most rural households that received LPG connections still tend to use the chulhas because they do not have the financial capacity to

The widespread use of solid fuels such as wood and dung for cooking pollutes households and adds to India’s disease burden. To tackle this, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched in May 2016 to promote clean cooking by providing poor women

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) is being touted in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election campaigning as one of the big successes of the incumbent government.  The hidden truth is that most rural households with LPG (liquiefied petroleum gas)

This article highlights excerpts from  a recent paper “Open defecation: Manual scavenging’s legacy in rural India” by Payal Hathi and Diane Coffey of rice.  The paper is based on the results of a mobile phone survey, called Social Attitudes Research, India

Children in India are among the shortest in the world. This article, by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, uses the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) data to examine the complexity and diversity of child height in the country. It finds that India's

The latest data from the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) portal suggests that 27 out of India’s 36 states and Union territories are now open defecation free (ODF) with 98.6% of Indian households having access to toilets.  While toilets are an

Key findings of the study by rice and Accountability Initiative,  "Changes in Open Defecation in Rural North India:  2014 to 2018," are summarized in this article by Rajiv Shah.  Read More...

This article highlights some of the key findings from the study, "Changes in Open Defecation in Rural North India:   2014 to 2018", conducted by rice and Accountability Initiative.  Read More...

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