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What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

(An advertisement released by the Congress party on the eve of assembly elections in Maharashtra)   Housing. Education. Jobs. These are the three main issues that Maharashtra’s ruling Congress party…

Mumbai Resorts To Private Healthcare To Fight Deadly Diseases

One of India’s biggest challenges is delivering affordable healthcare to its millions, particularly the poor. Many studies and surveys show how a single illness can swing the financial fortunes of…

Pune’s Dependence On Octroi & New Constructions

Highlights  * Pune Municipal Corporation expected to report revenue of Rs 4,100 crore in 2013-14 * Octroi revenue likely to increase 34% to Rs 1,657 crore from Rs 1,235 crore…

Maharashtra Gears Up For Drought And Elections

The Budget for 2013-14 would be the last for the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra before the elections next year.  And in a year when the state is facing an acute…

Maharashtra’s Opaque Road Projects

Maharashtra’s Opaque Road Projects

  Maharashtra was one of the first states in India to actively involve the private sector in infrastructure projects. But the state has not displayed the same ingenuity in providing…

Mumbai City Spends More On Education Than Roads, Most On Water Supply

Mumbai City Spends More On Education Than Roads, Most On Water Supply

  HIGHLIGHTS * Salary & Pension bill is up Rs 1,820 crore * Octroi collections At Rs 6,900 crore, 35% Of Income * Increase in expenditure on roads, health and…

Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

Meet India’s Chronic Over Spenders

It’s not exactly breaking news but a closer look at how various Indian states are managing their budgets is insightful.   IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds that many Indian states spend…

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