P Srinivasan

P Srinivasan is Principal Correspondent and working with Hindustan Times since 2001. He writes on health, agriculture and development.

Articles by P Srinivasan

Alwar lynching: Resentment in cattle market where Pehlu Khan made last purchase

The traders at the fair are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and police. Most of them are victims of harassment, extortion and even assault by cow vigilantes, and Khan’s death has only reinforced their anger.
Traders at the cattle market are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and the police.(HT Photo)
Traders at the cattle market are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and the police.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan and Salik Ahmad

Social media making us lonely and uncommunicative, says survey

The survey on ‘impact of social media and overindulgence in virtual internet world’, conducted by Jaipur-based NGO, Ace Society, also says that social media and such apps often create a false sense of virtual connection that makes an individual lonely and restless.
More than 85% of the respondents, who were part of the survey, said they often and sometimes by force of habit checked their smartphones for Facebook notifications or WatsApp messages.(Shutterstock)
More than 85% of the respondents, who were part of the survey, said they often and sometimes by force of habit checked their smartphones for Facebook notifications or WatsApp messages.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 06:49 PM IST
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229 govt doctors in Rajasthan ‘missing’

Already reeling under a severe shortage of doctors, Rajasthan’s public health system has been further strained with 229 government doctors ‘missing’ for over a month.
229 government doctors, appointed as medical officers, have not reported to work for more than a month.(Representative Photo)
229 government doctors, appointed as medical officers, have not reported to work for more than a month.(Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2017 12:07 PM IST
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People suffering heart attacks in rural Rajasthan to get timely medical aid

Telemedicine and ambulances equipped with the latest gadgets to help people suffering from heart attacks in remote and rural Rajasthan.
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje launches the RAHAT ambulance in Jaipur on Saturday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO.)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje launches the RAHAT ambulance in Jaipur on Saturday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 05, 2017 06:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Mustard oil healthier than refined oils

Mustard oil has antioxidants, vitamin E, Omega 3 and omega 6.
In Rajasthan, mustard is mostly grown in areas like Sriganganagar, Alwar, Bharatpur and Kota.(HT file photo)
In Rajasthan, mustard is mostly grown in areas like Sriganganagar, Alwar, Bharatpur and Kota.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 08:31 PM IST
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Breathalysers put train drivers, guards at risk of oral infections

More than 3,000 railway employees expose themselves to severe health risks when they blow into breathalysers to mark their attendance.
A railway employee uses breathalyser to mark attendance at Jaipur station.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT)
A railway employee uses breathalyser to mark attendance at Jaipur station.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT)
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 09:01 PM IST
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Minor rape victim pleads with people at Jaipur railway station to adopt her baby

The 14-year-old girl had delivered the baby on January 29 at a government hospital in Jaipur and both were discharged on Friday.
Chariperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Manan Chaturvedi (in red coat) with the newborn baby.(Video grab)
Chariperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Manan Chaturvedi (in red coat) with the newborn baby.(Video grab)
Updated on Mar 02, 2017 07:15 PM IST
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After new law, camel breeding hits a hump

Camel breeders in the state are losing interest in rearing the animal as they are facing several problems after the enforcement of the Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, 2015.
A boy arrives with his camels at the Nagaur cattle fair in Rajasthan, where animals like camels, cows, horses and bulls are brought to be sold or traded.(REUTERS)
A boy arrives with his camels at the Nagaur cattle fair in Rajasthan, where animals like camels, cows, horses and bulls are brought to be sold or traded.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 08:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Minister for a day in Rajasthan, the trio who walked out of child marriage

The women also signed a note sheet ordering to distribute 10,500 smartphones among anganwari workers and 282 Android tablets to woman supervisors of anganwari centres
Rajasthan WCD minister Anita Bhadel with Garima Award winners who were made minister for a day, at her s office in Jaipur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan WCD minister Anita Bhadel with Garima Award winners who were made minister for a day, at her s office in Jaipur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2017 08:47 PM IST
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Woman mentally ill, 15-year-old daughter plays her mother

Teenager is among a number of girls who will be honoured by the Rajasthan government with Ladli Samman
The girl (C) with her mother (R) in their village in Tonk district.(HT photo)
The girl (C) with her mother (R) in their village in Tonk district.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 09:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan goes for a toss at night shelters in Jaipur

Raju Bairwa, a daily wage worker comes to Jaipur everyday from Dausa district looking for work, but on most days he fails to get work and has to stay back in the city.
Homeless people at a night shelter near the SMS Hospital in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma./HT Photo.)
Homeless people at a night shelter near the SMS Hospital in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma./HT Photo.)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Govt push for maize cultivation in tribal areas

Enthused with spike in maize production in four districts of southern Rajasthan, the agriculture dept now plans to increase the sowing area for the crop next season. The move, if implemented systematically, will improve the income of tribals, said agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini
The department is planning to encourage more farmers to sow maize during the rabi season as the yield, during this time of the year, was found to be better than the kharif season.(HT FILE.)
The department is planning to encourage more farmers to sow maize during the rabi season as the yield, during this time of the year, was found to be better than the kharif season.(HT FILE.)
Updated on Jan 11, 2017 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Rajasthan to launch contraceptive injections for women in 14 districts in April

The injection named Antara will be an alternative to the current birth control methods.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
The injection named Antara will be an alternative to the current birth control methods.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 27, 2016 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Breastfeeding doubles in Rajasthan in 10 yrs

From 13.3% in 2005-06, the number of mothers nursing their newborns rose to 28.9%, as per the National Family Health Survey data.
From 13.3% in 2005-06, the number of mothers nursing their newborns rose to 28.9%, as per the National Family Health Survey data.(NFHS-4 Data)
From 13.3% in 2005-06, the number of mothers nursing their newborns rose to 28.9%, as per the National Family Health Survey data.(NFHS-4 Data)
Updated on Dec 17, 2016 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

The ugly abortion sales pitch in Rajasthan: Say it’s a girl even when it isn’t

For maximising profit, many doctors and paramedics involved in illegal abortions are misleading parents in Rajasthan, by making them believe the child in the womb is a girl.
Many doctors and paramedics involved in illegal abortions are misleading parents in Rajasthan.(File Photo)
Many doctors and paramedics involved in illegal abortions are misleading parents in Rajasthan.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2016 08:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Karauli collector thinks out of box, schoolgirls say ‘mann ki baat’

Karauli district collector Manoj Sharma installed ‘Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (I want to say something)’ boxes in six government senior secondary schools for girls to encourage them to raise their problems
Karauli district collector Manoj Sharma launched the Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai initiative -- a blue box (seen in the picture) -- after some schoolgirls walked into his office a month ago to tell him their problems.(HT Photo)
Karauli district collector Manoj Sharma launched the Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai initiative -- a blue box (seen in the picture) -- after some schoolgirls walked into his office a month ago to tell him their problems.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2016 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Demonitisation woes continue

People across Jaipur continued to stand in long queues in front of automated tellers machines (ATMs) and banks even on Tuesday, seven days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped 1,00 and 500-rupee banknotes.
Customers standing in long queues to exchange currency outside a bank in Jaipur, served tea on Tuesday.(HImanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Customers standing in long queues to exchange currency outside a bank in Jaipur, served tea on Tuesday.(HImanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2016 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Markets close in Jaipur after ‘surprise visit’ by income tax officials

Federation of Rajasthan Trade and Industry has called a bandh in Jaipur to protest against the ‘visits’ by I-T officials
Shops in the Walled City remained closed on Friday as the traders went on a protest against the surprise visits by income tax officers.(HT Photo)
Shops in the Walled City remained closed on Friday as the traders went on a protest against the surprise visits by income tax officers.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2016 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Take a deep breathe, Jaipur air is not as bad as you thought

Vaishali Nagar and Vidhyadhar Nagar have the cleanest air, finds an air quality index report
Major traffic junctions were found to be air pollution hotspots.(HT File Photo)
Major traffic junctions were found to be air pollution hotspots.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2016 10:28 PM IST
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‘Every hour 31 people are bitten by stray dogs in state’

According to a health department data, a total of 1.55 lakh dog bite cases were reported till July this year. Last year, 2.73 lakh dog bites cases and two deaths, each at Banswara and Tonk districts, were reported
Maximum dog bite cases have been reported from Bharatpur district (22,743), followed by Alwar district (17,411) this year.(HT File Photo/ Sunil Ghosh)
Maximum dog bite cases have been reported from Bharatpur district (22,743), followed by Alwar district (17,411) this year.(HT File Photo/ Sunil Ghosh)
Published on Aug 12, 2016 09:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Skilling mentally challenged to master their life

Trainers at Jaipur rehab centre impart simple skills to mental patients to keep them busy and help them earn living
Patients at a rehabilitation centre of government psychiatric centre in Jaipur are taught to make rakhis and bracelets.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
Patients at a rehabilitation centre of government psychiatric centre in Jaipur are taught to make rakhis and bracelets.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
Published on Jul 30, 2016 08:55 PM IST
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Keeping tab on child, maternal health gets smarter in Raj

Rajasthan health department began distribution of tablets equipped with an e-janswasthya application among ASHAs and ANMs of seven districts – Churu, Dholpur, Jhalawar, Banswara, Jhunjhunu, Pali and Tonk
A health worker being felicitated on the occasion of World Population Day on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
A health worker being felicitated on the occasion of World Population Day on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/ HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2016 09:13 PM IST
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Condoms, oral pills not the first choice of Raj couples

More people opting for IUD and postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device for birth control
A woman waits outside the operation theatre to undergo sterilisation in a district hospital.(HT File Photo/Priyanka Parashar)
A woman waits outside the operation theatre to undergo sterilisation in a district hospital.(HT File Photo/Priyanka Parashar)
Published on Jul 10, 2016 08:43 PM IST
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Tracking system throws up encouraging data on child sex ratio

The child sex ratio in Rajasthan is gradually improving due to stringent followup and cross-check system adopted by the State Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) cell, National Health Mission’s state director Naveen Jain said on Wednesday.
As per the health survey between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015, the child sex ratio improved to 929 girls against 1,000 boys(HT Photo)
As per the health survey between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015, the child sex ratio improved to 929 girls against 1,000 boys(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2016 11:32 PM IST
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Health infra in tatters, 193 infants die in Rajasthan every day

The death of 16 infants in Ajmer’s JLN hospital within 11 days is alarming but it may not sound scary considering that 193 kids die daily in Rajasthan where health infrastructure is in tatters.
Sixteen infant deaths were reported in 11 days at JLN hospital in Ajmer.(HT Photo)
Sixteen infant deaths were reported in 11 days at JLN hospital in Ajmer.(HT Photo)
Published on May 27, 2016 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Residents of 22 parched districts in Raj save every drop of water

Twenty- two districts of Rajasthan are reeling under water crisis. Officials claim tankers are sent to 1,056 habitations in 748 villages, but the supply is not enough.
(Hindustan Times Photo)
(Hindustan Times Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2016 08:28 AM IST
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For 22 parched districts, every drop of water counts

Baju bathes her 7-year-old son in a metal pan and doesn’t use soap because she will give the bathwater to cattle.
Baju bathes her child in a large metal pan to save water which is later used to feed cattle at Badi Khatu in Nagaur.(Himanshu Vyas)
Baju bathes her child in a large metal pan to save water which is later used to feed cattle at Badi Khatu in Nagaur.(Himanshu Vyas)
Published on May 17, 2016 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Nagaur/ajmer

Rajasthan: Shekhawati region a hub of illegal sex determination

Three decoy operations between April 14 and May 7 have exposed a well-connected sex determination racket active in Shekhawati region comprising Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts. Six people were arrested during the operations.
After getting a tip-off, police sent two women constables as bogus customers who faked pregnancy before the nurse.(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)
After getting a tip-off, police sent two women constables as bogus customers who faked pregnancy before the nurse.(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)
Published on May 11, 2016 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Central team’s visit jolts Jaipur care home officials into action

Rajasthan minister made a number of announcements on Friday after 11 deaths of children over 12 days was reported but the implementation began only on Monday, a working day.
Renovation work in progress at the government rehabilitation home in Jamdoli near Jaipur on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Renovation work in progress at the government rehabilitation home in Jamdoli near Jaipur on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2016 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Veenu started driving at 12, had a narrow escape as a teenager: Parents

The father of Veenu Paliwal, one of the leading woman bikers in the country who was killed in a road accident on Monday, said his daughter was passionate about two wheelers since she was a small girl.
Veenu’s father KC Paliwal and mother Hemlata Paliwal at their residence in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Veenu’s father KC Paliwal and mother Hemlata Paliwal at their residence in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2016 01:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySachin Saini and P Srinivasan, Jaipur
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