News & Events

  • Round-table Meeting on Child Labour - 29 July, 2015

  • Roundtable Meeting for MPs on Nourishing India's Tribal Children 21 July, 2015

  • Roundtable Meeting on Open Defecation and Launch of the WASH-Legislators' Forum (WASH-LF) 28 April, 2015

Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy

An initiative to strengthen legislatures for good governance

Professor Ranjit Roy Chaudhury: A Tribute

Professor Ranjit Roy Chaudhury was among a rare breed. He was a leader, a charismatic mentor, and firm believer in affordable healthcare for all Indians. He worked tirelessly towards passing legislation of free essential medicines to those who need it most...................

OSTEOPOROSIS – ‘The Silent Disease’

Osteoporosis (OP), characterized by low bone mass with micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to enhanced bone fragility, is a major public threat worldwide. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, reflected only in a low bone density, till a fr..................

Keeping Secrets from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Clinical trials are done on human volunteers who participate from altruistic motivations in what could be a dangerous enterprise. Prior informed consent must be obtained after full disclosure of the risks involved. If during the trial, it shows up unacce..................

Child Labour in India: A Judicial Perspective

Every day, a large number of Indian children are subjected to bonded labour and forced employment, depriving them of their childhood, education and overall mental and physical development. According to the 2011 census released by the Government of ..................

Amendments: Growing Concerns of misuse?

On the 13th of May 2015, the Union Cabinet approved a set of amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012. But when the amendment bill was introduced in Parliament, it was recommended that the same be referred to a S..................

Surrogacy in India

India was among the few countries in the world that allowed surrogacy – where a woman could be hired to carry the child of a couple through a process of in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. But recently, India’s home ministry has ordered Indi..................

TB is India’s ticking time bomb

Tuberculosis or TB is undoubtedly one of India’s biggest health crises. It kills almost 1000 Indians everyday and 3 lakh every year and causes India economic losses close to $ 23.7 billion annually. Yet it occupies very little space in the imagination..................

How I survived MDR TB

I was 16 appearing for my board exams when I first started feeling sick. The cough would not stop despite the medicines. I somehow completed my exams. Soon after my doctor advised me to get a chest x-ray and I was diagnosed with TB.