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Budget 2013: The Dope On Who Gets How Much

Finance Minister P Chidambaram, while presenting Budget 2013-14, said that fiscal deficit remains high but did not cut down on spending, particularly the subsidy bill which many were watching closely.…

Budget 2013: Here’s What The Government Is Really Betting On

  India’s Union Budget 2013-14 was presented on February 28, 2013 against a backdrop of a slowing economy and stalling investment.   IndiaSpend contributor Anupam Gupta takes a closer look…

IndiaSpend Budget 2013 Primer – IV: The Three Numbers That Matter

  Highlights * With growth dipping to less than 6%, tax collections till December is only 63% of Budget estimates* Fiscal deficit, the gap between government expenditure and revenue, has…

IndiaSpend Budget 2013 Primer – III: India’s Golden Handcuffs

  Highlights * India has already spent over $38 billion on importing gold between April-December 2012 * World Gold Council estimates that consumer demand in India may climb about 12%…

Close To 90% Of Cheques Written Are Still Below Rs 1 Lakh

Is India moving towards a cashless society? So it seems if we look at data released recently by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) comparing electronic…

The Man Of The House, Is A Woman

Mohan Bhagwat, head of Hindu right wing group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS kicked up a furore recently when he referred to marriage as a contract between spouses wherein it…

Higher Family Income & Education See Lesser Women Working In India

Higher Family Income & Education See Lesser Women Working In India

Highlights  * 20 million women stopped working between 2004 and 2010. * Recession had no impact on jobs, 6.4 million people added to workforce between 2004 and 2010. * Young…