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More Drunk Driving Cases In `Dry’ States Like Gujarat!

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case continues to keep the spotlight on road accidents due to drunk driving. IndiaSpend had earlier reported that 77% of road accidents were due…

Despite All, Nuclear Power Production Up 60% In Last 6 Years

A nuclear power plant envisaged in 1988 between then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev is still to generate even a single unit of electricity.…

Budget 2013: Costing India’s Flagship Schemes

Budget 2013: Costing India’s Flagship Schemes

India’s budgetary pronouncements are often analyzed in the context of the many spending programmes successive Governments have initiated over the years – and the 2013-2014 Union Budget is no different.…

Budget 2013: The Dope On Who Gets How Much

Finance Minister P Chidambaram, while presenting Budget 2013-14, said that fiscal deficit remains high but did not cut down on spending, particularly the subsidy bill which many were watching closely.…

IndiaSpend Budget Primer – V: Bridging The Rural-Rural Divide

In 1901, approximately 89% of India’s population was living in rural areas… by 2011, that number had come down, but only to 69%. Although the rural population has been declining,…

IndiaSpend Budget Primer – VI: Will Healthcare Spending Be Doubled?

The UPA Government has hinted at the possibility of cutbacks in allocations for several social programmes in Budget 2013-14, thanks mostly to due to the difficult financial position. While there…

IndiaSpend Budget Primer – II: Will Urban Infrastructure Projects Be Fast-Tracked?

A quarter of the country’s population is already living in cities and the urban economy contributes nearly 85% of tax revenue. While urbanization is considered as an engine of growth…