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J&K, Maharashtra, Project Delay Culprits; Delhi, Goa Score

J&K, Maharashtra, Project Delay Culprits; Delhi, Goa Score

Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra lead the list of states where some 190 out of 555 Central projects with investment outlays of over Rs 150 crore have reported cost overruns of…

Delhi Beats The Heat & How

Delhi Beats The Heat & How

Which states will perform best on social and physical infrastructure indicators in coming years? The reason we pose this question: states which look like goners (Orissa, Bihar) are actually not,…

Govt Consumes 20% Of Petrol: Parrikar On Goa’s Radical Price Cuts

Govt Consumes 20% Of Petrol: Parrikar On Goa’s Radical Price Cuts

New Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar recently made headlines when he cut petrol prices by Rs 11 per litre in his budget, a move no other state government has dared…

Can Haryana Break Away From The Bengal, Kerala Club?

Can Haryana Break Away From The Bengal, Kerala Club?

The state of Haryana has been clubbed with Bengal, Kerala and Punjab for the state of its finances, particularly for its large revenue deficit or a ‘negative’ gap between tax…

Tax Payers Give More to India’s Oil Sector Than Just Subsidies

Tax Payers Give More to India’s Oil Sector Than Just Subsidies

Does India’s state owned oil sector need tax payer’s money? The answer is yes if you look at the sheer subsidy burden it bears in order to meet the cost…

India’s Surprising States With ‘Real’ Fiscal Deficits: West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab & Haryana

India’s Surprising States With ‘Real’ Fiscal Deficits: West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab & Haryana

The Government of India’s fiscal deficit touched 5.9% of GDP in 2011-12. But most states of India actually do better except for a few whose finances are in particularly bad…

India’s Troubled Rs 324,675 Crore Budget For State Owned Enterprises

India’s Troubled Rs 324,675 Crore Budget For State Owned Enterprises

Imagine drawing up your annual home budget. With an eye on your income and limited prospects for a salary raise, you budget for Equated Monthly Instalments (EMI) for a Maruti…

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