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30 Million Cases & Counting; The Law Fights Back

30 Million Cases & Counting; The Law Fights Back

India is a nation of 1.2 billion people with a rich history and tradition of laws and governance…. and yet, as is widely known, lags when it comes to delivering…

India’s New Urban Misery: Housing Poverty

India’s New Urban Misery: Housing Poverty

  Highlights * Shortage of nearly 19 million homes in urban India * Over 90% demand is from economically weaker sections and low income families * Incentives needed to bring…

How Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Shun Crucial Development Funds

How Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Shun Crucial Development Funds

  HIGHLIGHTS* Uttar Pradesh, Bihar are the slowest to utilise allocated funds.* West Bengal has the best completion rate out of the five states studied.   * Construction of panchayat…

The $64 Billion Question: How Remittances Drive Family Incomes

The $64 Billion Question: How Remittances Drive Family Incomes

India was the largest recipient of foreign remittances at $64 billion in 2011, even surpassing China. A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) throws up several insights…

Can India’s Urban Poor Ever Hope For A Better Future?

Can India’s Urban Poor Ever Hope For A Better Future?

Cities like Mumbai are widely known to have failed in controlling the rapid growth of slums, often to a scale – like Dharavi – where they acquire near cult status.…

Food Subsidies Touch Rs 400,000 Crore In 10 Years

Food Subsidies Touch Rs 400,000 Crore In 10 Years

Food subsidies in India now stand at a cumulative Rs 400,000 crore in 10 years. Moreover, year-on-year subsidy figures have never managed to stick to budget with substantial gaps in…

Why You May Never Prove Ownership Of Your Land

Why You May Never Prove Ownership Of Your Land

Clear land and property titles continue to be a dream in India even after 65 years of independence. IndiaSpend’s Bhumish Khudkhudia looks at how state governments like Madhya Pradesh and…

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