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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…

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Will It Be India’s Bravest State Budget Or..

Goa’s Budget 2012-13 provides a few more reasons to not just visit the state but take up more permanent residence there. IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta did some math on the only state budget in…

December Elections Weigh On Gujarat; FY13 Budget Offers Tax Sops To Middle Class, Poor

December Elections Weigh On Gujarat; FY13 Budget Offers Tax Sops To Middle Class, Poor

Election year budgets have never failed to disappoint the middle class and the poor in India.   In that context IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta finds that Gujarat’s budget for financial year…

India’s 10 Most Indebted States

India’s 10 Most Indebted States

Debt is not bad. Many firms raise large chunks of it in their growth and expansion phases. Some ease out of it with time. Others struggle. But while the stakeholders…

Maharashtra Taxes Beedis But Salary Bill Goes Up In Smoke

Maharashtra Taxes Beedis But Salary Bill Goes Up In Smoke

India’s most industrialised state (some may disagree) presented its State Budget last week. While Maharashtra is the most indebted state in the country at Rs 2,28,590 crore, the state has…

Maharashtra’s Municipal Accounting Whodunit

Maharashtra’s Municipal Accounting Whodunit

SPR Foundation in an earlier report had highlighted how it was near impossible to get a consolidated view of a state’s finances. A new Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) report shows how municipal corporations, in addition…

The State Of State Finances

The State Of State Finances

Somewhere, deep within the many books of accounts that are with Government (Ministry of Finance / Planning Commission) lays a unified view of the finances of the each of the…

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