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A Steady Budget From Modi/Jaitley Combine

A Steady Budget From Modi/Jaitley Combine

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented a steady budget for financial year 2015-16, and projected a fiscal deficit of 3.9% for the financial year 2015-16.   While revenue receipts for…

Budget 2015-16: What India’s Cities Should Expect

Budget 2015-16: What India’s Cities Should Expect

  India’s urban population makes up 31 per cent of the total, and is expected to rise to 590 million by 2030, which is an increase of more than 200…

Renewable Energy Prepares For Great Budget Push

Renewable Energy Prepares For Great Budget Push

  “Power To all” is a mantra used by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke about the “seven horses” of energy, adding renewable…

Rs 18,782-crore Hole Stares At Suresh Prabhu

Rs 18,782-crore Hole Stares At Suresh Prabhu

  “Prabhu, yeh kaise hoga? (God, how will this happen?)”   In droll fashion, that was the rhetorical question Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu posed to himself and God, as he…

Spending Soars. Yet, India’s Military In Crisis

Spending Soars. Yet, India’s Military In Crisis

  The defence budget of India—the world’s largest arms importer—has more than doubled over the past decade from Rs 80,500 crore to Rs 229,000 crore for the financial year 2014-15.…

Health Crisis Needs Money—But That Isn’t Enough

Health Crisis Needs Money—But That Isn’t Enough

  India bears 21% of the global disease burden, losing at least 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) to premature death and preventable illness.   Every indicator is grim. About…

282 Million Illiterate Indians: Education Waits For The Big Bang

282 Million Illiterate Indians:  Education Waits For The Big Bang

Underprivileged kids being taught under a Metro bridge in Delhi.   You would think a country of 282 million illiterate people and an ambition to become one of the world’s…

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