What is the leprosy prevalence rate (PR) in Odisha?

On January 30, 2018, as the world observed the Leprosy Eradication Day, Odisha had to face some tough questions. The Hansen’s disease, which was declared to be eradicated in 2006-07, is now back in the eastern Indian state with a high prevalence rate (PR). As per the data from the Union Ministry of Health and […]

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Child Marriages in Odisha

The formal or informal wedding of female children below the age of 18 is illegal and a violation of human rights. Marrying a girl child, before she attains physical and mental maturity, compromises her development and constraints her opportunities in life. Besides, pregnancy and delivery at an early age can result in infant and/or maternal […]

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Schools with Computers in Odisha

Although according to the Right to Education Act, every school must have computers, the national average stands at just 27.2%, says U-DISE 2016-17 data. Odisha fares even much lower, with the average percentage of schools with computers at 15.6%. With a percentage of 28.3%, the highest performing district in the state is Khurda. Nabarangpur is […]

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National Girl Child Day 2020

To spread awareness about all inequalities girl children face in the society, the Government of India and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, on January 24, 2008, decided to celebrate the day as the National Girl Child Day. The central government even launched a scheme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ with an initial funding of […]

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