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Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

India is likely to have 33% malnourished children by the end of 2015 while the target under the Millennium Development Goals is to bring it down to 26%. According to…

Cash Transfers Will Reach People If Aadhaars Do

Cash Transfers Will Reach People If Aadhaars Do

The Congress-led UPA Government is banking on the direct benefits transfer scheme to woo voters and ensure that subsidies reach the targeted population.   The success of this will depend…

Shrinking Government, Ballooning Costs

Shrinking Government, Ballooning Costs

Highlights  * Central Government has spent around Rs 3,64,613 crore ($68 billion) on 2.5 million employees between 2006 and 2011 * Railways, Home and Defence Ministries have the highest salary…

Why It Pays To Commit Crimes In Delhi

Why It Pays To Commit Crimes In Delhi

Delhi spends the highest amount of money per prison inmate, according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau.   IndiaSpend’s Danielle Collaco finds that while the national annual average…

1,200 Fast Track Courts In India But 600,000 Cases Still Pending

1,200 Fast Track Courts In India But 600,000 Cases Still Pending

  Highlights  *Bihar has the highest number of fast track courts but also the second highest number of pending cases * Courts in Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are…

India Is Short of 0.5 Million Policemen But 47,000 Protect VIPs

India Is Short of 0.5 Million Policemen But 47,000 Protect VIPs

  Highlights * States spent around Rs 2 lakh crore over the last five years for policing but still has a shortage of 0.5 million policemen * Around 47,000 police…

No Time To Invest For India’s Petroleum Ministry

No Time To Invest For India’s Petroleum Ministry

How are your taxes being spent? There are many indicators but one we track a little more closely is the Government’s Economic Review.   The recently released Mid-Year Review shows…