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Oxfam report highlights sharp inequalities in health indicators

-The Hindu General category is better off than the SCs and STs, it says Sharp inequalities exist across different caste, religious, class and gender categories on various health indicators, according to a report by Oxfam India. The report titled “India Inequality Report 2021: India’s Unequal Healthcare Story” shows that the “general category is better off than the SCs and STs, Hindus are better off than Muslims, the rich are better off than the...

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India's health inequality made worse by reduced health budget: Oxfam report -Veenu Sandhu

-Business Standard Oxfam India's inequality report draws attention to the county's unequal healthcare story hit further by Covid-19 When it comes to healthcare, people in general category are better off than Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) households; Hindus are better off than Muslims; the rich do better than the poor; men are better off than women; and the urban population fares better than the rural. These are the findings of Oxfam...

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'Digital divide' persists despite the country's desire to become a digital giant

  A recent report of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) brings forth the dichotomy between digital divide and India’s transition towards a cashless economy. The rural-urban divide in access to computer and internet is quite stark, according to the report entitled 'Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India, July 2017 to June 2018'.   The 75th round National Sample Survey (NSS) report on education finds that...

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Scheduled castes better off than scheduled tribes: Census data

-Business Standard Roughly 20% of ST households own a television, compared with 39% of SC households Scheduled caste (SC) households are materially better off than scheduled tribe (ST) households, according to the latest census data on asset ownership. Data released on Wednesday showed 38.5 per cent of ST households owned none of the eight assets on which information was collected in 2011, while only 22.6 per cent of SC households owned none...

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Rural landholding almost halved over 20 years -Rukmini S

-The Hindu The average rural Indian household is a marginal landowner, growing mainly cereals on a small patch of land and reliant on groundwater for irrigation, new official data show. Over 80 per cent of rural households have marginal landholdings of less than one hectare (10,000 square metres) and just seven per cent own more than two hectares, data on household land ownership from the National Sample Survey Office show. Tribal people are...

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