Urban Transport In India

Urban Transport In India

Cities and towns play a vital role in promoting economic growth and prosperity. Although less than one-third of India’s people live in cities and towns, these areas generate over two-third of the country’s income and account for 90% of government revenues. In the coming years, as India becomes more and more urbanized, urban areas will play a critical role in sustaining high rates of economic growth. But, economic growth momentum can be sustained if and only if cities function efficiently – that their resources are used to maximize the cities’…

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Disabled people in India……. but able and capable !

Disabled people in India……. but able and capable !

Problems faced by Disabled people in India According to the 2001 Census there are 2.19 crore disabled people in India. Among them 1.26 crore are male and 0.93 Cores are female. The disabled population forms a large group in our society. The disabled people in India are subjected to social discrimination and exclusion from the main stream society. The discrimination faced by disabled females is worse than that of male counterpart. The linkages between disability and poverty are quite easily identifiable. The disabled population has lesser opportunities for access to…

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Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Poor sanitation and lack of toilets cost India nearly $ 54 billion a year .The hygiene related illness causes loss of productivity of the people .This is the economic implication of poor sanitation.However the problem is not only economical but also a matter of human dignity. Recently supreme court stressed upon the need to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging which is one of the worst form of human rights violation.The government is yet to take effective step to address the problems of rural sanitation to India. Sanitation in broad…

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