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Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

It’s not exactly breaking news but a closer look at how various Indian states are managing their budgets is insightful.   IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds that many Indian states spend…

The World’s Most Economical Missile Programmes?

The World’s Most Economical Missile Programmes?

The recent launch of the AGNI 5, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) makes it a good time to look at how the DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) is managing its…

Defence Forces: The Yawning Gap Between Allocations & Spend

Defence Forces: The Yawning Gap Between Allocations & Spend

A letter reportedly written by Army General V K Singh triggered a raging controversy after it claimed that, among other failings in defence capabilities, India’s existing air defence systems cannot…

Education Initiative Builds More Schools But Can’t Ensure Attendance

Education Initiative Builds More Schools But Can’t Ensure Attendance

India’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is a key programme for achieving the objective of universal elementary education. IndiaSpend’s Danielle Collaco does a dipstick survey of the scheme’s progress and finds that…

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Goa’s Budget 2012-13 provides a few more reasons to not just visit the state but take up more permanent residence there. IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta did some math on the only state budget in…

5-Year Study Shows Salaries Rise But Spending On Arms Slow Down

5-Year Study Shows Salaries Rise But Spending On Arms Slow Down

An ongoing war of words between Chief of Army Staff V.K. Singh and the Indian Government highlighted the deficiencies in the fighting capabilities, especially in arms and armaments.   IndiaSpend’s…

Mid Day Meal Has 24 Lakh Cooks But Still Falls Short

Mid Day Meal Has 24 Lakh Cooks But Still Falls Short

Way back in 1925 Madras Municipal Corporation started the concept of offering meals for disadvantaged children.   Offering food was seen as an incentive to encourage school participation especially from…

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