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Rediscovery of India January 2019

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We asked experts, "Tell us a fact about India that you wished everyone knew". Here are some of the answers.

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Rediscovery of India January 2019

  1. 1. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Invites You to Rediscover India We asked a few experts to tell us a fact about India that they wished everyone knew. This is what they said.
  2. 2. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? MPs in Lok Sabha have a crucial role in making laws and in holding the government to account. An impeccable character is essential in this role. Source: Association for Democratic Reforms Milan Vaishnav, @MilanV Director and Senior Fellow Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2004 2009LOK SABHA 12% 15% 21% CASES AGAINST MPS 2014
  3. 3. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? Constables are 86% of police force in India. Their motivation is key to a citizen focused and efficient police force. Source: Police Reforms in India, PRS Yogesh Upadhyaya (@AskHowIndia) Founder, AskHow India
  4. 4. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? Countries vary a lot by size. In many situations such as size of economy, or CO2 emissions, country may not be the most appropriate unit. Running a State like UP is as complex as running a large country. Making a positive change in UP can make a bigger difference than a change in most countries! Source: World Population prospects, UN, Census projections India. Ramanujam S. R. Director, Samatva Infrastructure Advisors
  5. 5. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? Water used in agriculture is many many times more than that used by people directly. A lot of water conservation effort needs to focus there. Source: https://bit.ly/2CwksBR Srivathsa Yajaman (Submitted via Facebook)
  6. 6. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? Citizens across the country believe that different state governments are failing in their duty of providing basic education. Most surveys back this feeling. Source: ASER 2019 https://bit.ly/2FrdBxr C. V. Madhukar Investment partner Omidyar Network @cvmadhukar G OV T P V T
  7. 7. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? The electricity consumption of India is set to increase very sharply with implications on fuel imports, air quality and Public Finance. Manish Agrawal (@manishbgagrawal) Founding Member, AskHow India CHINA US INDIA RUSSIA 6,015 4,327 1,423 1,088 POWER GENERATED IN TERRAWATT HOURS (TWh) PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION INDIA GLOBALAVERAGE
  8. 8. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? If growth in office space is a proxy for growth in office jobs, then is it possible that we are creating many office jobs, at least in big cities? Source: CBRE Research, represents grade A office stock Anirudha Dutta (@DuttaAnirudha ) Author: “Half a Billion Rising: The Emergence of Indian Woman” BENGALURU MUMBAI MMR SHANGHAI 57 msf 29 msf 31 msf 29 msf DELHI NCR BEIJING 17 msf
  9. 9. R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U Why does it matter? To increase life expectancy at birth requires a country to achieve many things - reduce child mortality, improve incomes and better healthcare. It is easy to forget how much progress the country has made even as much more needs to be done! Source: 1. Visaria, Pravin N, Mortaility and Fertility in India, 1951-6. 2. NITI Ayog Dr. M. R. Madhavan, President and co- founder of PRS Legislative Research, @PRSLegislative LIFE EXPECTANCY IN INDIA 1951: 32 YEARS TODAY: 68 YEARS
  10. 10. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AskHowIndia/ Twitter https://twitter.com/askhowindia Slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/AskHowIndia R E - D I S COV E R Y O F I N D I A S H O U L D K N O W F A C T S Y O U

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