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West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh: A Story of Fiscal Contrasts

West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh: A Story of Fiscal Contrasts

While the Union Budget is the mother of all, it is now evident the State Budgets in combination or independently have a considerable direct impact on citizens. Particularly when one…

Bengal Is Attacked For Infant Deaths, But Statistics Tell A Different Story

Bengal Is Attacked For Infant Deaths, But Statistics Tell A Different Story

Some 300 infant or crib deaths were reported from different hospitals in West Bengal since January 2012. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came under considerable flak at the time.…

West Bengal Spends But Does Not Earn

West Bengal Spends But Does Not Earn

West Bengal’s finances are not in good shape as SPR Foundation (IndiaSpend) has reported in the past. The situation warrants fire fighting measures though a closer look by IndiaSpend’s Sourjya…

West Bengal’s Missing Data

West Bengal’s Missing Data

A data battle is exciting news for us, almost like what breaking news is like to many others. We’ve been closely tracking the `Curious Case Of West Bengal’s Missing Numbers’…

Bengal’s Salaries => Revenues

Bengal’s Salaries => Revenues

In August, we reported that the India Public Finances Statistics’ report compiled by Dr Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, did not have the monetary output…

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

When it comes to Government, even a dog’s life can get a little better. The Biju Patnaik airport at Bhubaneshwar has invited tenders for the construction of dog kennels. The…

Didi, Where Are The Numbers?

Didi, Where Are The Numbers?

The state of West Bengal has been facing a rough economic climate for several decades. The general feeling is that the new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (popularly called Didi or sister)…

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