Banks would rather lend to govt than give you cheaper loan

If we project the fiscal deficit number for the first eight months for the entire financial year, it is likely to come to Rs 6,16,000 crore, which is Rs 1,00,000 crore more than the budgeted fiscal deficit. And if the banks continue to help the government as they have in this financial year, the government … Continued

Policing in PPP mode

Two models offer possible solutions to the endemic problem of India’s poor and inefficient police services. Read More

A Government Programme For Safer Childbirth Is Working

HIGHLIGHTS  * Janani Suraksha Yojana has increased its reach from 738,911 beneficiaries in 2005-06 to nearly 11 million in 2011-12 *Government has increased spending on the programme from Rs 38 crore in 2005-06 to over Rs 1,700 crore in 2011-12 * Uttarakhand has almost halved its maternal mortality ratio followed by Uttar Pradesh and Assam … Continued

1 In 4 Women In Rajasthan Marry Below Legal Age

Try as you might, there are some things you just can’t consign to history. The British tried to outlaw child marriages in India by implementing the Child Marriage Restraint Act, in 1929. Seventy five years later, the Government of India passed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, in 2006.   And yet, as IndiaSpend’s Danielle … Continued