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Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a budget consultation meeting with industry and trade bodies on June 3, 2015. Image: Govt. of Delhi…

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandra Babu Naidu (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) in New Delhi on February 15, 2015.   Agriculture’s share in the gross domestic…

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

  Bihar, India’s third-most-populous state and one of its poorest, faces financial shock in an election year–with a 42% decline in aid from Delhi and a doubling of debt.  …

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

Chief ministers of several states at a Niti Aayog meeting in New Delhi on March 27, 2015   Last week the Niti Aayog’s sub-group of chief ministers held a crucial…

Rajasthan Creates Surplus Budget—By Not Spending Money

Rajasthan Creates Surplus Budget—By Not Spending Money

Rajasthan’s chief minister Vasundhara Raje (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) in July 2014   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Rajasthan—like its counterparts in Tamil Nadu, Delhi…

Delhi, Seeking 381% Subsidy Rise, Complains About New Delhi

Delhi, Seeking 381% Subsidy Rise, Complains About New Delhi

Delhi’s finance minister Manish Sisodia (left) with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (right) in February 2014   The devolution of financial power by New Delhi—the seat of India’s central government—continues to…

Leading Welfare State Gets Less Funds From Delhi, Rebels

Leading Welfare State Gets Less Funds From Delhi, Rebels

Former Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalitha (left) with present CM and finance minister Panneerselvam (right) in February 2014   Tamil Nadu–which is in an election year and runs India’s most…

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