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Will India’s Uneducated Youth Be A Demographic Problem?

  Highlights *Literacy rates among the youth in India are 69% and 86% for females and males, respectively * Only 29% of young women and 38% of young men have…

Rich-Poor Gap Widens In Urban & Rural India

  Highlights * The median monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) increased 33% in rural areas and 34% in urban areas between 2009-10 and 2011-12. * While rural households are spending…

India’s Frightening Secret: Many States Ageing More Than Scandinavia

  Highlights *Nine states have lower fertility rates than highly developed countries of the world * Elderly population approximately 77 million in Census 2001 * Old age dependency ratio will…

The Rs 110,000 Crore ‘Enhancement’ Figure In India’s Food Security Bill

  Highlights * The National Food Security Bill is estimated to cost Rs 6,82,163 crore over three years   * Agriculture ‘production enhancement cost’ estimated at Rs 66,000 crore in…

How Women Are Increasingly Winning Parliamentary Elections In India & World Over

Before India’s southern state of Karnataka went to the polls in May for legislative elections, IndiaSpend had reported on the low representation of women in the state legislature.   When…

Gold, Diamonds & Large Corporations; India’s Biggest Tax Beneficiaries

  Highlights * India gave away tax breaks or exemptions worth Rs 533,582 crore ($97 billion) or nearly 67% of tax collections in 2011-12 * While small companies had an effective tax rate of 26.26%,…

Are We Safe? Some 5,400 Dangerous Criminals Live Amongst Us!

The long arm of the law finally catches up or maybe not. A classic example was the re-arrest of Bitti Mohanty, who, according to reports, eluded the police for six…