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including idling of his equipment during the initial delay caused by the BMC. the ones for Kurla and Versova will expire next year. There is an important need to create employment for a young and rapidly growing population. This leaves a vacuum, It is defaming the civic body,” he says. Source: Office of the Economic Adviser,g/m? according to an IndiaSpend analysis of hourly averages for 24 hours The situation was not any better for other Indo-Gangetic cities Air Quality Index In The Indo-Gangetic Belt On November 10 2017 City Air Quality Index Monitoring stations Varanasi 491 1 Patna 428 1 NOIDA 470 2 Muzaffarpur 409 1 Lucknow 462 3 Kanpur 461 1 Ghaziabad 485 1 Gurgaon 480 1 Faridabad 428 1 Delhi 468 14 Agra 404 1 Source: Central Pollution Control Board; Figures are 24-hour averages PM 25 pollution caused more than 500000 premature deaths in India in 2015 according to a October 2017 report in the Lancet a medical journal The study estimated 19 million deaths across 21 Asian countries in 2015; one in every four deaths was in India Along with air-pollution floods across many parts in India caused more than 600 deaths in 2017 and affected millions of people Climate scientists attributed the cause of these heavy flooding to both climate change as well as rapid and unplanned urbanisation India saw massive flooding in Bihar West Bengal Gujarat Assam Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland Manipur Odisha Mumbai and Jharkhand in 2017 Bihar floods alone killed 514 people and affected more than 17 million in 2017 On 11 and 12 August 2017 a heavy downpour drowned Agartala the capital of Tripura in North Eastern India On 26-27 July 2017 the downpour was in Ahmedabad where the city of 55 million received 200 mm of rainfall within 24 hours Parts of Mumbai India’s financial capital went under after more than 200 mm rainfall–the equivalent of 11 days of average daily monsoon rainfall in 12 hours – on 29 August 2017 These high intensity rainfall events caused floods Average Rainfall In Indian Cities 2012-16 District June July August September Average per day (122 days) On Extreme Rainfall Event Mumbai 64194 86756 36146 3911 1854 200 Chandigarh 9936 200 172 11094 477 112 Bengaluru 8808 9602 9366 14224 344 128 Western Tripura 32786 30442 276 20526 913 102 Source: Customised Rainfall Information System Indian Meteorological DepartmentNote: Figures in mm Infant deaths in government hospitals rocked India in 2017 Infant deaths in government hospitals across the states dominated headlines in 2017 In August 2017 70 infants died in a tertiary care hospital in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh (UP) As many as 55 children died in Maharashtra’s Nashik Civil Hospital and 49 in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad District Hospital in August 2017 Ninety children were reported to have died in two months in Rajasthan’s Banswara district hospital Tragic as these deaths were they were hardly unusual IndiaSpend reported on 25 September 2017 Our on-ground reporting after visiting half-a-dozen primary secondary and tertiary healthcare centres in Jharkhand another state that reported numerous infant deaths revealed a failing healthcare system that stacks the odds against a child’s survival before she is conceived Poorly-fed young women are married too early remain underweight when pregnant and get little prenatal care and nutrition Babies are born underweight (less than 25 kilogram) and live in conditions where they are exposed to high risk of infection getting inadequate nutrition that limits their ability to develop the strength to fight disease Government-run community and primary health centres are dysfunctional while tertiary care institutes both private and government-run are overburdened and mismanaged Nearly 108 million children under the age of five years died in 2015 – that’s 2959 deaths every day or two each minute – many of them of causes that were preventable and treatable India’s under-five mortality rate (U5MR) – the probability that a child born in a specific year will die before reaching the age of five – was reported to be 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2015 IndiaSpend reported on 16 August 2017 One train accident reported every five days in 2017 As many as 63 serious train accidents leading to deaths and injuries were reported between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017 or one accident in every five days according to this reply to the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) on 15 December 2017 Of these 45 (71 percent) were derailments 12 (19 percent) accidents at unmanned level crossings due to negligence of road vehicle users four collisions one due to fire in train and one at manned level crossing gate Indian Railways the largest passenger system in the world with 23 million passengers every day was hit by 78 derailments in 2016-17 with 193 people dead the most in 10 years IndiaSpend reported on 22 August 2017 As many as 37 derailments have been reported in 2017-18 between 1 April 2017 and 30 November 2017 a 45 percent decline compared to the corresponding period of the previous year (67 derailments) according to this reply to the Rajya Sabha on 15 December 2017 Derailments accounted for 76 percent of all (49) consequential trains accidents in 2017-18 Source: Rajya Sabha Back-to-back train accidents in August 2017 led to the resignation of the then railway minister Suresh Prabhu Business Today reported on 3 September 2017 Nine train derailments were reported in 27 days over August and September IndiaSpend reported on 14 September 2017 Another tragic incident that struck the railways this year was the stampede on the railway foot over-bridge at Elphinstone station in Mumbai on 29 September 2017 which killed 23 people and left 38 injured Heavy rains crowd and confusion were the reasons for the mishap a railway committee report said The Hindu reported on 11 October 2017 Mumbai’s local trains carry about 75 million passengers every day packed on average to 26 times capacity IndiaSpend reported on 29 September 2017 Such pressure on the commuter-rail system strains platforms bridges – such as the one at Elphinstone Road where the stampede occurred – and other infrastructure as they struggle to cater to many times more commuters than they were designed for India’s water resources to be further stressed Between 2001-2011 India has seen a 15 percent reduction in the availability of water per capita IndiaSpend reported on 2 August 2017 An area with an annual per capita availability of less than 1700 cubic metres per person is considered to be water-stressed and less than 1000 cubic meter per person water-scarce India’s availability is estimated to be 1341 cubic metre in 2025 which may further fall to 1140 cubic metre in 2050 bringing it closer to becoming water-scarce according to this 2017 assessment by the ministry of water resources Source: Ministry of Water Resources The drought witnessed this year has intensified the crisis In April 2017 eight states were declared drought-affected by the centre The Hindu reported in April 2017 The government announced payout of half the budgeted allocation (Rs 48000 crore) for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to the affected states In order to be better prepared for drought states were advised to ensure that at least 65% of MGNREGA expenditure is focused on water conservation and management in 2017-18 within water-stressed blocks In addition to the scarcity of water and rainfall uncertainty 26 states and one union territory reported water quality-related issues caused by at least one of the contaminants–fluoride arsenic iron and nitrates In 2015-16 317 districts were contaminated with fluoride 387 with nitrates 297 with iron and 87 with arsenic according to this reply to the Lok Sabha by the minister of state for water resources river development and Ganga rejuvenation Between 2012-13 and 2015-16 there was an increase of fluoride-affected districts from 276 to 317 He states that "the Centre and the courts should not interfere in personal matters of religion. He said.

when residual risk is high and managing risks require special skills that are in short supply.

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