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CBI Struggles With Rising Caseload & Limited Manpower

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s `lead’ federal investigative agency, often draws flak for not being an autonomous institution. Despite that, the CBI is often the `go to’ agency…

The Government’s (Almost Silent) Agricultural Spending Boost

Finance Minister P Chidambaram re-iterated the UPA Government’s commitment to agriculture when he announced a 22% increase in agricultural lending target to Rs 700,000 crore for banks in 2013-14. He…

Was Dr Reddy Right In Asking For Caps On Inflows?

Back in 2004, when India’s foreign exchange reserves crossed the $100 billion mark, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia proposed using a part of what was then viewed as…

Budget 2013: Breaking Down The Numbers With Outcomes

Continuing with the focus on rural development, Finance Minister P Chidambaram increased the allocation for the Ministry of Rural Development by over 40% in Budget 2013-14.  IndiaSpend’s Budget primer series…

Budget 2013: Subsidy Bill Continues to Balloon, Healthcare Still A Dream

Finance Minister P Chidambaram left a lot of questions raised in IndiaSpend’s primer series unanswered in Budget 2013-14.  Let us start with subsidies and health spending.   Question #1) Will…

The Mystery Of India’s Child Malnourishment Numbers

Two weeks ago, IndiaSpend put out a report on child malnutrition in India, using Government of India, Ministry of Health data to show how child malnutrition in the country is…

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

India is likely to have 33% malnourished children by the end of 2015 while the target under the Millennium Development Goals is to bring it down to 26%. According to…