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Why Bihar’s Miracle Story Might Be Short-Circuited

  Highlights * Bihar grew at an average annual rate of 10.7% over the last seven years * But only 16% of 18.94 million households in Bihar have access to…

India’s Urban Renewal Initiative Only A Metro Success

India’s Urban Renewal Initiative Only A Metro Success

A Planning Commission member – Arun Maira – recently referred to the Rs 66,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) as a success. He was speaking in his…

Why Gujarat’s Urban Infrastructure Build Is As Real As It Appears

Why Gujarat’s Urban Infrastructure Build Is As Real As It Appears

Most visitors to Gujarat and particularly cities like Ahmedabad come back impressed with the sheer pace of change on-ground, particularly in infrastructure. The question many ask is: how much of…

JNNURM Spin-Offs: Will The Punes & Nagpurs Be India’s Urban Darlings?

JNNURM Spin-Offs: Will The Punes & Nagpurs Be India’s Urban Darlings?

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) is a comprehensive effort by India’s central Government to improve urban infrastructure in creaking cities and towns.   IndiaSpend’s Prachi Salve follows…

How Bengal Lost An Opportunity To Change Its Economic Course

How Bengal Lost An Opportunity To Change Its Economic Course

When & where did West Bengal’s problems really begin? A question like this could spark off a plethora of tomes, debates & addas (intellectual gatherings) that might last, well, for…

Centre Provides 55% Of Rs 65,502 Crore North-East States’ Spend

Centre Provides 55% Of Rs 65,502 Crore North-East States’ Spend

India’s North Eastern states are clubbed under the category of special status states. While it is known that the 7 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and…

India’s Fastest Growing State in Tax Revenues; Jammu & Kashmir

India’s Fastest Growing State in Tax Revenues; Jammu & Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir rarely makes news for its economy. And yet, as IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds out in a snapshot study of the state’s Budget for 2012,…

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