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Rajasthan Priorities explores the merits and pitfalls of different solutions for Rajasthan, covering themes related to poverty, health, education, the environment, and many others.

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Rajasthan Priorities: Energy Distribution, ILFS

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Power distribution system has been characterized with high losses in most parts of the country. Aggregate transmission and commercial (AT&C...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Poverty, Sulaiman

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Protecting farmers from crop loss related income shocks and eliminating extreme poverty are important development priorities of this century...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Outdoor Air Pollution, Bhattacharjya

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem With an average annual production of 200 billion bricks per annum, India is the second largest producer of bricks in the world, after China...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Energy Last Mile, ILFS

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem The vast majority of the population without access to electricity in India resides in rural areas. The electrification rate in urban areas is...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Urban Infrastructure, ILFS

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem India is urbanizing rapidly. The number of metropolitan cities in India with a population of 1 million and above has increased from 35 in 2001...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Crime & Violence, Raghavendran

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Intimate partner violence (IPV), the most common form of violence experienced by women globally, is defined as sexual, physical and emotional...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Agriculture, Mittal

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem The Union Government is aiming to double farmer incomes by 2022, in this context it is necessary to review existing agricultural policies, and...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Digitisation, Digital Empowerment Foundation

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Digital inclusion has been the priority of Government of India and in pursuance of the same various efforts have been taken by the Government’s...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Water Resource Managment, Kumar

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Rajasthan is characterized by low to very low rainfall and excessively high aridity due to high temperatures affecting large parts of the state...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Education, Sunay Policy Advisory

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Education plays a massive role in enhancing the human capital of the population and results in individuals and society achieving high rates of...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Indoor Air Pollution, Larsen

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Nearly 2.6 million people died globally in 2016 from harmful exposure to PM2.5 emissions from household use of solid fuels such as wood, coal,...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Energy Storage, Bandyopadhyay

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem India is expected to face a rising energy demand in future. Presently, India’s energy demand is primarily being met through coal. A minor...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Adolescents, IIHMR

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Adolescence (10 to 19 years) is the transitional period of physical, physiological and psychological development from puberty to adulthood...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Health Systems, IIHMR

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Indian healthcare sector has evolved both in terms of quality and quantity overtime. This sector has a vital role in both the wellbeing of the...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Non-Communicable Diseases, Seshadri

In a hurry? Download the full summary PDF . The Problem India is currently undergoing an epidemiological transition, with rising morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Child Marriage, Mithal

In a hurry? Download full PDF research summary . The Problem Child marriage is defined by India’s Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 as the marriage of girls under 18 years of age, and marriage of...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Nutrition, Subramanian

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem India is the home of largest number of undernourished children in the world (World Bank 2005). In 2005–2006, nearly half of all children under...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Skills, Sunay Policy Advisory

In a hurry? Download the full research summary PDF . The Problem India presently has only 2.3 percent of its workforce with some kind of formal skills training. According to Government's Skill Gap...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Social Housing, Kundu

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Providing ownership housing to all houseless households and those living in unacceptable dwelling units on account of the temporary or obsolete...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Trade, Palit

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem India’s current shares in global merchandise trade, and exports, are only 1.9% and 1.6% respectively. Maintaining the current rate of GDP...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Tuberculosis, Arinaminpathy

In a hurry? Download full PDF research summary . The Problem Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health challenge, and in 2016 India accounted for over a quarter of estimated TB incidence and over a...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Ease of Doing Business, Pahle India Foundation

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem The regulatory environment is a key factor in attracting investors. There is variation in the ‘doing business’ environment provided by...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Farmer Distress, Banik

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Agriculture and allied sector in India accounts for 14% of GDP and is a source of livelihood for 58% of the population with reference to fiscal...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Water & Sanitation, Larsen

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Diarrheal disease caused nearly 1.7 million deaths globally in 2016. Nearly 0.8 million of these deaths occurred in India of which 90% were due...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Maternal & Child Health, Shariff

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem India figures amongst the highest prevalence of neonatal mortality in the world, with about 0.75 million neonates dying every year. More than...

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Rajasthan Priorities: Early Childhood Development, Shariff

In a hurry? Download the full PDF summary . The Problem Pre-school education in India is primarily provided through Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) running under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (...

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