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

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.

66 years post-Independence, 59.4 percent rural Indians have no latrines

At a time when the government talks about inclusive growth, more than 66 years after Independence almost 60 percent of people staying in rural India do not have access to latrine facilities, official data released here Tuesday showed.

Overall unemployment rate in cities, town comes down: Study

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

Economic disparity in India

"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.