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Do Stable State Governments Perform Better? The Chhattisgarh Story

Highlights:*Chhattisgarh agriculture and allied growth was 7.2% while All-India growth was 3.9% *Chhattisgarh has highest percentage of people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) according to the latest Tendulkar Committee Estimates…

Can A State Model Be Replicated At The Centre ?

With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi being annointed as the BJP’s candidate for the Prime Minister’s position in the forthcoming elections 2014, attention will increasingly shift towards the Gujarat model…

How India’s Judiciary Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Highlights *Over 30 million cases pending at various levels of judiciary across the country * Lower levels of judiciary have around 27 million pending cases; over 4 million cases are…

The Rights Regime: Why the Food Security Bill?

  Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor, IndiaSpend in conversation with Dr. Surjit Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Investments on the Food Security Bill, various subsidies, the Public Distribution System, funds allocated, unaddressed leakages, importance…

Will The Food Subsidy Bill Deliver: A Primer With Biraj Patnaik

Will India’s Food Security Bill Deliver ? The question has brought forth many harsh and polarised opinions. Many have attacked it for the potential financial damage it could cause. It’s…

India: Where A Woman Is Killed Every Hour For Dowry

  Highlights *India has lost, on an average, 9,000 women every year or 1 woman every hour due to dowry deaths between 2005-2012 *There was a 23% decadal increase in…

5 Reasons To Be India +Ve

  Highlights *Inflation is relatively tame; credit growth is stable *Foreign trade figures are turning encouraging; FDI inflows improve *Ample rainfall augurs good   agricultural harvest   The most obvious…