India votes: stories from the world’s biggest election

From April 19 to June 1, 969 million Indians will vote to elect the next government in the world's biggest democratic exercise. Explore our in-depth coverage on crucial issues facing the nation.

Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during Rajasthan state assembly election in Ajmer, India, November 25, 2023


People move with their belongings to the cyclone shelter in Satkhira, Bangladesh, May 26, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain



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Food waste is a billion-dollar problem. Can this spray help?

Mangoes are the national fruit of India, but as many as half of the mangoes that are harvested in Krishnagiri district each year spoil before they even leave the farm. It’s part of a big problem that the world faces when it comes to its food supply.

Globally, more than half-a-trillion dollars’ worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and grains goes bad before it’s sold each year, according to consulting firm McKinsey.

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Women prepare for their weekly bath at Golakdhi settlement in Jharia coalfield, India, on November 10, 2022. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Tanmoy Bhaduri

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