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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…

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A major grid power failure in India’s Northern Grid late Sunday (July 29, 2012) night affected at least 7 states badly. This in turn crippled services across the region, including…

India’s Top Green Spend States; Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh

India’s Top Green Spend States; Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh

Not that it might be a burning concern at this point but do you know which Indian states could lead the spending sweepstakes in tackling climate change and diminishing forest…

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…

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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