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Linking sustainability with quality rather than pricing can create opportunities for upcoming housing projects, especially since India’s socio-economic milieu warrants different perceptions of affordability. The underlying idea is that people should be able to maintain comfortable living standards within affordable sustainable housing.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘Affordable housing can be green too’

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Linking sustainability with quality rather than pricing can create opportunities for upcoming housing projects, especially since India’s socio-economic milieu warrants different perceptions of affordability.
Improved nutrition, better sanitation and increased asset ownership have halved India’s poverty rate between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to a study by the Oxford University.(HT File Photo)
Improved nutrition, better sanitation and increased asset ownership have halved India’s poverty rate between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to a study by the Oxford University.(HT File Photo)

What has driven India’s poverty reduction?

Hindutsan Times, New Delhi | By Arjun Srinivas
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 10:31 AM IST
55 % Indians were classified as poor by the MPI methodology in 2005-06. India halved its poverty rate in the next 10 years. In absolute terms, the number of poor fell from 630 million to 360 million during this period.
The report cites examples of China, India and Ethiopia as countries that have achieved “historic growth” over the past 30 years despite being once considered hopeless at cutting poverty.(AP/Picture for representation)
The report cites examples of China, India and Ethiopia as countries that have achieved “historic growth” over the past 30 years despite being once considered hopeless at cutting poverty.(AP/Picture for representation)

Education, healthcare can win global war on poverty: Goalkeepers report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:32 AM IST
One billion people worldwide have come out of poverty since 2000, but rapid population growth in the world’s poorest countries threatens to slow or even reverse the decline, according to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers: The Stories Behind the Data 2018 released on Tuesday.
Workers stand as a crane loads wheat onto a ship at Mundra Port in Gujarat.(Reuters File Photo)
Workers stand as a crane loads wheat onto a ship at Mundra Port in Gujarat.(Reuters File Photo)

India’s 7% projected growth rate ‘amazingly fast’, can double economy in 10 years: ADB

Press Trust of India, Manila | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:23 PM IST
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected India to remain the fastest growing Asian nation with 7.3 per cent growth in 2018-19, and 7.6 per cent in 2019-20
Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)
Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)

Spotlight on health — Changing India’s sanitation practices

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:07 AM IST
Through interventions like the Swachh Aadat curriculum, HUL is reaching out to millions of people with its focus on three clean habits—washing hands, drinking purified water, and using clean toilets.
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