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Rural Poverty Falls In Orissa, Urban Poverty Rises In Gujarat

Rural Poverty Falls In Orissa, Urban Poverty Rises In Gujarat

India’s ‘poverty rate’ has been debated ad infinitum ever since Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission announced the fixing of the poverty line at Rs 26 per…

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…

Madhya Pradesh: How Agriculture Can Be A Growth Spoiler

Madhya Pradesh: How Agriculture Can Be A Growth Spoiler

The role of agriculture in India’s economic growth is amply discussed and well documented. While breaking down growth state-wise – not an exercise many embark on – it becomes clear…

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…

Deciphering The Gujarat Growth Paradigm

Deciphering The Gujarat Growth Paradigm

 Is Gujarat India’s most industrially advanced and high growth state? If not what are the parameters that you should be using to assess the states performance?   In the light…

Centre Provides 55% Of Rs 65,502 Crore North-East States’ Spend

Centre Provides 55% Of Rs 65,502 Crore North-East States’ Spend

India’s North Eastern states are clubbed under the category of special status states. While it is known that the 7 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and…

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,…