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UP’s Poor Paid For Free Aid

UP’s Poor Paid For Free Aid

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating a series of scams totalling Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh around the use of funds meant for the National Rural Health…

West Bengal Spends But Does Not Earn

West Bengal Spends But Does Not Earn

West Bengal’s finances are not in good shape as SPR Foundation (IndiaSpend) has reported in the past. The situation warrants fire fighting measures though a closer look by IndiaSpend’s Sourjya…

Bengal’s Salaries => Revenues

Bengal’s Salaries => Revenues

In August, we reported that the India Public Finances Statistics’ report compiled by Dr Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, did not have the monetary output…

Where Are Tamil Nadu’s Colour TVs?

Where Are Tamil Nadu’s Colour TVs?

India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu has been a pioneer of sorts in entertaining its voters, by giving away free television sets. The last scheme, initiated by the then ruling…

Kashmir’s Dogged Troubles

Kashmir’s Dogged Troubles

The challenges of managing civic equilibrium can be far more daunting than one imagines. While we focus on larger expenditure issues, there are cases where economically backward regions have to reckon…

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

When it comes to Government, even a dog’s life can get a little better. The Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar has invited tenders for the construction of dog kennels. The…

Didi, Where Are The Numbers?

Didi, Where Are The Numbers?

The state of West Bengal has been facing a rough economic climate for several decades. The general feeling is that the new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (popularly called Didi or sister)…

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