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`NSSO asked to assess extent of drug abuse in Punjab, Manipur`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:37

The government has asked National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to carry out an advanced pilot survey in Punjab and Manipur to assess the extent of drug abuse, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Economic Survey 2013-14: India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:11

India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said Wednesday.

Overall unemployment rate in cities, town comes down: Study

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 22:31

Unemployment rate among men rose sharply in Agra, Ludhiana and Meerut during the five year period ending 2009-10.

Economic disparity in India

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:42

"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics", once said a great Greek historian Plutarch. Being a resource rich country, many parts of India still suffers from malnutrition, poverty and many other concerning problems, with the rich are getting richer and poor getting poorer.

40% of rural India lives on Rs 33 a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 15:45

Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and inclusive growth.

10% of rural India lives on less than Rs 17 a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 15:35

Two decades of economic reforms and drum beating about inclusive growth seem to have failed as 10% of the population live on less than Rs 17 a day.

Govt mulls amendment in child labour act

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 22:47

The government is considering an amendment in the Child Labour Act to ban children up to the age of 14 from engaging in any form of labour.

60% of rural India lives on less than Rs 35 a day

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 16:26

About 60 percent of India's rural population lives on less than Rs 35 a day and nearly as many in cities live on Rs 66 a day, reveals a government survey on income and expenditure.

Milk no more a favourite drink!

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 11:32

India is losing its love for milk and milk products, a survey has revealed.