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Banks would rather lend to govt than give you cheaper loan

If we project the fiscal deficit number for the first eight months for the entire financial year, it is likely to come to Rs 6,16,000 crore, which is Rs 1,00,000…

Policing in PPP mode

Two models offer possible solutions to the endemic problem of India’s poor and inefficient police services. Read More…

Direct Benefits Transfer: How the ‘game’ has changed

A month after the Direct Benefits Transfer scheme was officially rolled out across 20 districts, a look at the ground realities reveals a yawning gap between intent and implementation. Read…

Structural problems can’t be fixed with cyclical tools

Why monetary policy has a limited role to play. Read More…

A Government Programme For Safer Childbirth Is Working

HIGHLIGHTS  * Janani Suraksha Yojana has increased its reach from 738,911 beneficiaries in 2005-06 to nearly 11 million in 2011-12 *Government has increased spending on the programme from Rs 38…

1 In 4 Women In Rajasthan Marry Below Legal Age

Try as you might, there are some things you just can’t consign to history. The British tried to outlaw child marriages in India by implementing the Child Marriage Restraint Act,…

Next rate cut? The ball is in Chidambaram’s court

If Finance Minister P Chidambaram continues with his stance in the Union budget, Reserve Bank of India will definitely take the easy money cycle forward. Read More…

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