As we build SocialCops’ data repository, we keep creating data points and visualizations that demand to be shared. Our data newsletter, Real Numbers aims to bring this important data to you in simple bite-sized pieces. Over time, we’ll dive deep into our archives to cover everything from agriculture and education to healthcare and women’s issues in India. 

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Percentage of startup founders in India who are younger than 35 years old. 35% of India’s startup founders are engineering graduates. (Source: NASSCOM)


Ratio of two wheelers to four wheelers that were registered in India as of March 2013. (Source: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways)

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Peak shortage in power supply in India in 2015-16. This accounts for 3.2% of the total annual requirement. Peak shortage is defined as the shortfall in power generation capacity during peak demand, when the electricity consumption is highest. (Source: Central Electrical Authority, Ministry of Power)


Average withdrawal per ATM transaction using a debit card in March 2016. However, the average withdrawal per ATM transaction using a credit card is 49.1% higher — ₹4,576. (Source: Reserve Bank of India)

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Number of adolescents counseled in 2015-16. This accounts for 1.7% of total adolescents in India. Counseling services for adolescents on important health areas (such as nutrition, puberty, RTI/STI prevention and contraception, and delaying marriage and child bearing) are provided through dedicated counselors in Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics under the National Rural Health Mission. (Source: Health Management Information System)


Decrease in value of India’s major commodity imports from April 2015 to April 2016. The total value of India’s major commodity exports in April 2016 was ₹1.69 trillion. (Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry)

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Number of wildlife sanctuaries in India. In addition, India has 102 national parks, 47 conservation reserves, and 4 community reserves, adding up to a total of 668 protected areas. These protected areas spread over a total of 161,221.6 square kilometers, which accounts for 4.9% of India’s geographical area. (Source: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change)