Policy discourse and engagement in India can be meaningfully enhanced by readily and routinely providing data on key population health and development indicators for the 543 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) of the Lok Sabha. The PCs are represented by democratically elected Members of Parliament (MPs) who are responsible for identifying and fulfilling the aspirations of their constituents through impactful policy interventions. Currently, there are no estimates available at the PC-level to help MPs monitor the performance of critical policy indicators in their respective constituencies. Making PC-level estimates available in a practical, user-friendly manner can significantly support the MP and their respective PC’s stakeholders and constituents, enabling clearer, evidence-based discussion around progress being made across key policy initiatives of the union and state governments of India.
Using the NFHS-4 (2015-16) and NFHS-5 (2019-21) data grouped by geographic clusters, we provide estimates on 75+ policy indicators linked to government programmes for each PC that are presented in an interactive dashboard including PC specific factsheets. Related publications including our methodology are presented below.