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The Amazing Jekyll & Hyde Story Of India’s State-Owned Liquor Barons

  Most of us know that excise duties from alcohol sales are a major revenue source for state Governments in India. Fewer would know or have noticed that over the…

Extreme State Kerala

Kerala, God’s Own Country, is a sharp study of contrasts.   * Out of a population of 33.38 million as per Census 2011, 16.02 million (48%) are males and 17.36…

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

  Highlights * Crimes against women registered a 69% decadal jump * Total number of crimes fell 3% from 2011 to 2012, but rose 9% from 2002 to 2012 *…

Uttar Pradesh’s O% Achievement In Rural Sanitation

Uttar Pradesh’s O% Achievement In Rural Sanitation

  Highlights* Government has set target of full sanitation in rural India by 2022 under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. * Country-wide utilisation of sanitation funds only 20% in the first half…

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

  Highlights * Marginal increase in women enrolments. * Bihar sees highest increase in women enrolments. * Kerala also sees high dropout rates.     Women constitute 48% of Indian…

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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