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Jharkhand, Uttarakhand & Chattisgarh; The Post Split Growth Story

Jharkhand, Uttarakhand & Chattisgarh; The Post Split Growth Story

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati last year had proposed the break-up of UP into four states. The proposition received a mixed response.   There was general agreement that the…

The Bihar Growth Story & What’s Missing

The Bihar Growth Story & What’s Missing

Bihar has been reporting astounding economic growth numbers, 13.1% at last count. More pertinently, there is a palpable sense of change and optimism about the future. But where has this…

India’s Fastest Growing State in Tax Revenues; Jammu & Kashmir

India’s Fastest Growing State in Tax Revenues; Jammu & Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir rarely makes news for its economy. And yet, as IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds out in a snapshot study of the state’s Budget for 2012,…

Delhi Beats The Heat & How

Delhi Beats The Heat & How

Which states will perform best on social and physical infrastructure indicators in coming years? The reason we pose this question: states which look like goners (Orissa, Bihar) are actually not,…

J&K, Maharashtra, Project Delay Culprits; Delhi, Goa Score

J&K, Maharashtra, Project Delay Culprits; Delhi, Goa Score

Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra lead the list of states where some 190 out of 555 Central projects with investment outlays of over Rs 150 crore have reported cost overruns of…

Can Haryana Break Away From The Bengal, Kerala Club?

Can Haryana Break Away From The Bengal, Kerala Club?

The state of Haryana has been clubbed with Bengal, Kerala and Punjab for the state of its finances, particularly for its large revenue deficit or a ‘negative’ gap between tax…

India’s Surprising States With ‘Real’ Fiscal Deficits: West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab & Haryana

India’s Surprising States With ‘Real’ Fiscal Deficits: West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab & Haryana

The Government of India’s fiscal deficit touched 5.9% of GDP in 2011-12. But most states of India actually do better except for a few whose finances are in particularly bad…

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