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Survey shows 30% women across 14 states, UTs justify men beating their wives

Data from the NFHS-5 showed that more than 75% women respondents across three states justified men beating their wives in - Telangana (84%), Andhra Pradesh (84%) and Karnataka (77%).
Harmful gender social norms help justify violence against women and girls.(Representative Image/Shutterstock/HT)
Harmful gender social norms help justify violence against women and girls.(Representative Image/Shutterstock/HT)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 04:19 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Jump in bank accounts operated by women: NFHS survey

More than 70% of women in every state and Union territory surveyed in the second phase have operational bank accounts, the NFHS survey said.
There has been significant progress with respect to women operating bank accounts, the NFHS survey said.
There has been significant progress with respect to women operating bank accounts, the NFHS survey said.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 04:49 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Less than 45% of households in five states use clean fuel for cooking: NFHS

The NFHS-5 (2019-20) was conducted in 6.1 lakh sample households to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition-related indicators from the 22 states and union territories.
According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
According to the data, over 80% of households use clean fuels in Andhra Pradesh (83.6%), Goa (96.5%), Mizoram (83.8%) and Telangana (91.8 %). Electricity, LPG or natural gas and biogas are considered as clean fuel in the survey.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 15, 2020 01:04 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Fifth NFHS shows malnutrition and obesity on the rise

The survey has been conducted after a gap of about three years. The first set of findings has been released for only 22 states and Union territories, which together are home to almost half of the country’s population.
Children at an Anganwadi having mid-day meal in a village in Khandwa.(PRIYANKA PARASHAR/HT ARCHIVE)
Children at an Anganwadi having mid-day meal in a village in Khandwa.(PRIYANKA PARASHAR/HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 01:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

NFHS reveals drastic rise in obesity among kids under 5 years in 20 states

About 13.4 % under the age of five were found to be obese in Ladakh which was highest among the 22 states and Union Territories surveyed, followed by Lakshadweep at 10.5% Mizoram 10%, Jammu and Kashmir, and Sikkim 9.6% each.
Lakshadweep, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, have registered several folds increase in the percentage of obesity among children below five years of age in comparison to NFHS-4 conducted between 2015 and 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Lakshadweep, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, have registered several folds increase in the percentage of obesity among children below five years of age in comparison to NFHS-4 conducted between 2015 and 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 13, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

End gender-based discrimination in the Hindu Succession Act

The assumptions in HSA that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)
Published on Sep 10, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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ByDevendra Damle

Will changing age of marriage help women?

Legal minimum age: Statistics highlight the urgent need for addressing women’s nutrition in India, which is likely to worsen after motherhood, and ensuring participation in labour force.
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Updated on Aug 23, 2020 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Opinion| Domestic violence has not got the attention it needs

We have very few domestic abuse counsellors in India and the police who are the first port of call for a victim often do little more than warn the husband and then send the woman back to the abusive home.
The National Family Health Survey 4 says that every third woman in India faces some form of domestic violence, 27% of them since the age of 15(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Family Health Survey 4 says that every third woman in India faces some form of domestic violence, 27% of them since the age of 15(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 20, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalita Panicker

Haryana achieves 92% annual target for injectable contraceptives

Gurugram was one of the seven districts in the state with a high number of women with unmet needs (those who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any contraception) of 14%, as per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4.
To help women plan and space their pregnancies, with an ultimate goal of population control, the Haryana government was the first state to push for injectable contraceptives in 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
To help women plan and space their pregnancies, with an ultimate goal of population control, the Haryana government was the first state to push for injectable contraceptives in 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma, Gurugram

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Why caste trumps class in political strategy

. According to the NFHS, the population share of upper castes, OBCs, SCs and STs in India is 24%, 45%, 21% and 9%, respectively.
Activists holds portraits of 20th century social reformer BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata.(AFP File Photo)
Activists holds portraits of 20th century social reformer BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Why caste numbers can mislead poll predictions

One of the hazards associated with using socioreligious population figures to predict electoral outcomes is their variation, both in numbers and other attributes, across the country.
A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink prior to casting a ballot inside a polling station at Bungthuam in Mizoram.(AFP File Photo)
A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink prior to casting a ballot inside a polling station at Bungthuam in Mizoram.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

BJP’s cow protection pitch may have more takers among non-cattle owners

An overwhelming majority of Hindus have an emotional attachment to cows and consider them holy (which makes the consumption of beef a sacrilege).
BJP’s cow protection pitch may have more takers among non-cattle owners.(PTI Photo)
BJP’s cow protection pitch may have more takers among non-cattle owners.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Population control: Not the panacea for all states

A Member of Parliament has drafted a law that proposes to restrict the number of children per couple to two
Better enforcement of laws, which requires the government to ensure free and compulsory school education, will help states where fertility is still above replacement rates to make the transition to low population growth.(Photo for representation)
Better enforcement of laws, which requires the government to ensure free and compulsory school education, will help states where fertility is still above replacement rates to make the transition to low population growth.(Photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

The arguments against population control laws

Last week, the Supreme Court, in response to a petition filed by an Odisha resident who was not qualified to contest panchayat polls because he had three children, stated that candidates with more than two children cannot run for posts in local government.
India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj Nair

To meet gender-related SDG targets, improve the resource allocation

The low allocations, huge fluctuations over the years in funds, and the underspending clearly indicate that political interest in efficiently targeting the SDGs is marginal. Political interest is driven either for electoral gains or as firefighting mechanisms
Mid day meal being prepared for an Anganwadi school in New Delhi, July 18. Much like many other schemes, Anganwadi too faces a problem of inadequate resource allocation. In the Anganwadi and ICDS at least <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>34,575 crores should be allocated as against the expenditure of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14,632 crores in 2016-17.(HT)
Mid day meal being prepared for an Anganwadi school in New Delhi, July 18. Much like many other schemes, Anganwadi too faces a problem of inadequate resource allocation. In the Anganwadi and ICDS at least 34,575 crores should be allocated as against the expenditure of 14,632 crores in 2016-17.(HT)
Published on Oct 16, 2018 12:59 PM IST
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ByRavi Duggal

Age, caste, job, education: What data on couples in India shows

Data for nearly 64,000 couples from the 2015-16 National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) show several trends among Indian couples including that just over 2% married men have a wife who is older while two-thirds of them have only the husband as an earning member of the family.
Among the NFHS statistics, the study also has data on caste and religious groups of respondents, making it possible to calculate the share of couples who have married outside their religion or caste.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative image)
Among the NFHS statistics, the study also has data on caste and religious groups of respondents, making it possible to calculate the share of couples who have married outside their religion or caste.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 01:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa, New Delhi
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