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The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows a continuous increase in reported crimes against women, with a total of 2,44, 290 in 2012, a 6.8% increase over 2011.
For the second time in succession, West Bengal has reported the highest crimes against women, with a total of 30,942 cases in 2012, including 2,046 cases of rape and 4,168 cases of kidnapping.
There is growing violence against women with 68 rapes (3 rapes every hour) and 23 dowry deaths per day (almost 1 every hour).
5.28 lakh crore rupees were foregone in the 2012-13 budget due to concessions in corporate tax.
The budget for crucial flagship schemes and welfare programs in the financial year 2013-14 was slashed by nearly Rs.32,000 crores.
63% rural households and 18% urban households have no drainage facility in their homes. (Census)
31% rural households and 37% urban households live in houses with open drains. (Census)
69% rural households and 19% urban households don’t have toilets within the house. (Census)
87% rural households and 26% urban households use firewood/crop residue, cow dung cake/coal etc as fuel for cooking. (Census)
46% rural and 32% urban households have no bank accounts. (Census)
1 in 3 graduates between 15-29 years are unemployed.
India still allows use of Endosulfan. It is barbaric.
15 million rural cultivators in India have quit farming between 1991-2011
Worst five states in terms of violent incidents per million population during 2005-2013: MP (14), Karnataka (10), Maharashtra (9), Gujarat (8) and Kerala (7). (Parliament Questions)
X-ray technicians are short by 85 percent and laboratory technicians are short by 80 percent in the government run system.
Only 44% children are covered by the national immunization programmes in India.
Pneumonia and diarrhea claimed lives of 1.7 million under-five children in 2012 alone.
There is a shortfall of about 25% for pharmacists, and 16% for staff nurses. (RHS)
Just 20% of the needed pediatricians and only about 26% of the surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, are in place in the government- run Community Health Centres (CHC), each serving a population of 1.2 lakh. (RHS)
Doctors are short of the target needed by 76 percent, nurses are running short by 53 percent in government run hospitals. (RHS)
Each year there are 2 million NEW cases of TB and half a million deaths - 1 person every minute. (WHO)
India accounts for a quarter of all child deaths in the world.
309,000 babies die within the first 24 hours of being born in India every year. (WHO)
Out-of-pocket spending in India was about 75%, putting it in the bracket of extremely poor countries like Congo, Chad, Burundi, Guinea, etc.OOP spending is just 13% in US, 12% in UK and 33% in Brazil. (ILO)
About 47% and 31% of hospital admissions in rural and urban India, respectively, were financed by loans and sale of assets. (Planning Commission)
Only 3% of the people in working age have any kind of technical training. (NSSO)
The allopathic doctor-population ratio is 1:1722, but it plummets to 1:16000 in rural areas where over 70% of the country’s population resides. (Planning Commission)
About 28% of ailments in rural areas and 20% in urban areas remain untreated, as people cannot afford healthcare expense. (Planning Commission)
India has the highest number of maternal deaths in the world. About 56,000 women each year are lost in childbirth (one every 8 minutes).
India accounts for 19% of maternal deaths around the world, 70% of which can be prevented. (WHO)
An estimated 60% of cultivated land suffers from soil erosion, water logging, and salinity, and an estimated 5-10 billion tons of topsoil are lost annually from soil erosion. (MoEF)
More than half of 130 Indian cities being monitored for air pollution are at critically polluted levels. Small towns are also emerging as pollution hotspots. (MoEF)
The percentage of young people aged 18-23 who enroll for higher education is just 15%. (MHRD)
India has the highest population of illiterate adults in the world - about 257 million people above 15 years. (MHRD)