Abhishek Jha

Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

Articles by Abhishek Jha

Number theory: Tracking how housing in India is transforming

Had the 2021 census been conducted, there would be a comprehensive database on the number of houses and amenities associated with them up to 2021

The MIS was conducted in 2020-21 and has recorded information on houses which have been built or bought after March 2014. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 11:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Not possible to predict ‘big quake’: What geologists said

On Wednesday, NCS released a preliminary report of Tuesday night’s earthquake. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 988km NW of Delhi, and at a depth of 156km.

*People gather after a building tilts following an earthquake, at Shakarpur area in New Delhi. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 12:38 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi and Abhishek Jha, New Delhi

Five questions which explain Delhi’s Budget

Finance minister Kailash Gahlot presented Delhi’s 30th budget on March 22

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Published on Mar 22, 2023 11:55 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore, New Delhi

Migration added more to Delhi’s population than births: Economic Survey

Migration added 283,000 people to Delhi’s population in 2021,more than double the 101,000 number contributed by births adjusted for deaths, as per Delhi’s Economic Survey 2022-23

The estimates made by the Survey show that natural population growth in Delhi stayed relatively stable for a long time before the pandemic, in the 200000-250000 per year mark. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:25 AM IST

What does MIS tell us about problems faced by migrants?

There was a controversy last week on alleged attacks on migrant workers from Bihar in Tamil Nadu

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Published on Mar 13, 2023 06:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

NSSO survey shows India’s progress on UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted by the UN in 2015, SDGs are a set of 17 inter-related goals on developmental issues.

95.7% people were living with an improved drinking water source in the MIS. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 06:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Number theory: Both Holi and heat have arrived early this year

Of the 73 years since 1951, Holi was celebrated on or after March 8 in 53 years and before March 8 in only 19

Revellers smear 'Gulal' or coloured powder to celebrate Holi in the Transvaal district of The Hague, (AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 05:54 AM IST

NPP may retain hold; UDP improves its performance

How did the Congress lose ground in five years? The biggest blow to the party has been dealt not by the incumbent parties, but an offshoot of the Congress, which is competing with it for the principal opposition party in the national scene: the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Supporters of National People's Party (NPP) celebrate Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma's victory in the state assembly elections in South Tura constituency on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Key takeaways, political impact of poll verdicts in north-eastern states

Of the three states which went to polls the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies were in power in Tripura and Nagaland. It is going to retain power in these two states

The BJP fought 116 assembly constituencies (ACs) out of the total 178 that went to polls in these three states when elections were held in 2018 (Papri Bhattacharjee)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore

How CM Rio regained assembly strength

The trend that played out between the NPF and the Congress has now played out between the NPF and NDPP, the party Rio formed after quitting the NPF just before the assembly elections in 2018.

Neiphiu Rio first became chief minister in 2003, after leaving the Congress and forming the Naga People’s Front (NPF). (PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:31 AM IST

Tripura 2023 polls: 3rd force hurt Congress-Left, BJP prospects

Did the TMP hurt the BJP or the Left-Congress alliance in its debut ? A comparison of BJP-IPFT and Left-Congress (they were not in alliance last time) vote shares from 2018 shows that both these formations have lost votes to the TMP, especially in ST reserved assembly constituencies

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha being offered sweets by BJP supporters after the party's win in the assembly elections, in Agartala on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:19 AM IST

The good, bad and ugly about India’s post-pandemic labour market

Once lockdown restrictions were relaxed and the economy started recovering, questions shifted to not just the magnitude of the recovery but also its nature

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Updated on Mar 01, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2018; job markets recover from pandemic

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report also suggests that some migrants who came back to their villages during the pandemic have gone back to the cities again

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) released the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 08:52 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore

Number Theory: How will the churn in Shiv Sena and JD(U) affect 2024?

As one waits for these four elections , there is an interesting political churn taking place in another two states, which account for almost as many Lok Sabha constituencies as the four described above.

Shiv Sena flags(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2023 12:54 PM IST
ByRoshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

What does Mumbai being more polluted than Delhi tell us about pollution in India?

A look at why favourable geographical and climatic conditions are no guarantee that pollution will not become a problem

School students at the India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Monday. (RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 04:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Maximum temperatures already at mid-March levels in 7 states

A warmer February only means a higher probability of a warmer March – which can be more damaging to the wheat crop – and does not make this a foregone conclusion.

The average maximum temperature in the week ending February 16 for India was 27.52 degree Celsius. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2023 08:11 AM IST

Number Theory: Is an early start to summer likely this year?

On February 10, Delhi’s Safdarjung weather station recorded a maximum of 29

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Published on Feb 13, 2023 04:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: Energy emissions will fall by 2025... but very slowly

A report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on February 8 gives a disaggregated estimate of electricity emissions for 2022 (they account for about a third of total emissions) along with projections up to 2025. Here is what the report shows.

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Updated on Feb 10, 2023 03:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Evaluating the Amrit Kaal strategy in a demographic context

How does the government’s “Amrit Kaal” strategy look in the context of India’s ongoing demographic evolution? Here are five charts that explain this in detail.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 08:49 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore, New Delhi

The Indian economy: Past, present, future

No other government has prioritised government capital spending as much as the second Narendra Modi government is doing.

 India’s GDP growth has been higher in the past than what it is expected to be in the next couple of years.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Budget 2023: 35,000 crore outlay for growth in green energy transition

India underlined that its nationally determined contribution to fight climate change will help achieve the long-term goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2070

FM Nirmala Sitharaman listed ‘green growth’ among four opportunities that can be transformative for India in the run up to 2047. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 03:01 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi,

Economic Survey's optimism on labour markets warrants caution

Data from quarterly PLFS rounds are available till the three months ended September 2022. Rural employment numbers, however, are released in the annual PLFS reports. These reports show tangible improvement on three key labour market statistics.

Labour force participation rate (LFPR) and worker participation rate (WPR) were at their highest in the two quarters till September last year.
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Eco survey: Quality of life improving as rural push yields dividends

Around two-thirds of India’s population lived in rural areas in 2021, according to United Nations Population Division’s World Urbanisation Prospects, and around 47% of India’s workers were dependent on agriculture, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey 2020-21

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Importance of the Budget for agriculture sector

Agriculture accounts for about 15% of the GDP but employs more than 40% of Indian workers

A farmer harvests mint in Karnataka. (AFP)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 03:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The great global meat-up: See where India fits in

Local surveys around the world have reflected shifts in the amounts of meat the average person consumes. What drives such dietary changes in India, and how do our consumption levels compare? Take a look.

Published on Jan 20, 2023 07:02 PM IST

Number Theory: Decoding the electoral contest in three states

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for assembly elections to three states – Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura – on January 18.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) panel during the press conference on upcoming elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. (Photo by Raj K Raj/HT)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 12:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number theory: Why China’s population numbers are significant

China’s economic transformation from a poor Asian country to the world’s second largest economy is perhaps the most fascinating rags-to-riches story in the history of modern capitalism.

A 2022 United Nations estimates projected a decline in Chinese population in 2022 and also projected that India will replace China as the most populous country in the world in mid-2023.(AP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 02:47 PM IST

Number theory: In warm 2022, almost no place on Earth was colder than ‘normal’

While markers such as the global average of temperature shown above tend to hide regional variations, a disaggregated analysis of temperature in 2022 shows that both the northern and southern hemispheres were the sixth warmest on record.

Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 03:45 PM IST

Number Theory: Bihar’s socio-economic landscape; known and unknown facts

Even though India stopped conducting a detailed caste census after 1931, the census does count the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) population separately.

The Bihar government has said that it hopes to complete the entire process of caste census by the first half of this year. (HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 07:25 AM IST

Number Theory: Why Jan 2023 feels colder than last year

Large parts of north India are reeling under numbing cold with the mercury remaining below the freezing point at most places in Jammu and Kashmir. Is this winter really colder than what is normally the case? An HT analysis of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) gridded database can answer some of these questions.

A cold wave is declared in the region when the minimum temperature is 4.5 degrees or more below the normal mark, or when it drops to 4°C or lower. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 07:33 PM IST
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