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Can A Drought Kill Your Political Chances?

    Highlights: * Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka, both drought affected states voted against the respective ruling parties in elections following droughts * Drought does not seem to be affecting…

Karnataka’s Missing Women Politicians & Bihar’s Abundance

  India’s southern state of Karnataka goes to polls on 5 May for a new 224-member legislative assembly.   The contest is being keenly watched for various reasons: First, to…

Will Karnataka’s Social Progress Deliver The Elections?

  India’s southern state of Karnataka, which has a population of 61 million and is known across the world as the leader of Indian information technology, will elect a new…

Karnataka’s Services Growth Powers Surpluses

Karnataka’s Services Growth Powers Surpluses

The performance of a state government is often judged on the basis of condition of the state economy and the general financial condition. In fact, the two are not mutually…

Rajasthan’s Giant Solar Power Leap

Rajasthan’s Giant Solar Power Leap

The bad news; Only 25% of the target set for solar power generation has been met in Phase 1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which ends next year,…

Urbanisation Sounds Great But Who Has The Money To Fund It?

Urbanisation Sounds Great But Who Has The Money To Fund It?

Most planners and economy watchers would argue for greater and faster urbanisation. Many, however, would not be aware of the largely dismal condition of state and urban local body finances…

South-Side Success Story, In Figures

South-Side Success Story, In Figures

Four South Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh – have played important roles in India’s growth story. The states also rank high on the human development…

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