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Budget 2013: Breaking Down The Numbers With Outcomes

Continuing with the focus on rural development, Finance Minister P Chidambaram increased the allocation for the Ministry of Rural Development by over 40% in Budget 2013-14.  IndiaSpend’s Budget primer series…

Budget 2013: Subsidy Bill Continues to Balloon, Healthcare Still A Dream

Finance Minister P Chidambaram left a lot of questions raised in IndiaSpend’s primer series unanswered in Budget 2013-14.  Let us start with subsidies and health spending.   Question #1) Will…

The Mystery Of India’s Child Malnourishment Numbers

Two weeks ago, IndiaSpend put out a report on child malnutrition in India, using Government of India, Ministry of Health data to show how child malnutrition in the country is…

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

India is likely to have 33% malnourished children by the end of 2015 while the target under the Millennium Development Goals is to bring it down to 26%. According to…

Cash Transfers Will Reach People If Aadhaars Do

Cash Transfers Will Reach People If Aadhaars Do

The Congress-led UPA Government is banking on the direct benefits transfer scheme to woo voters and ensure that subsidies reach the targeted population.   The success of this will depend…

Why It Pays To Commit Crimes In Delhi

Why It Pays To Commit Crimes In Delhi

Delhi spends the highest amount of money per prison inmate, according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau.   IndiaSpend’s Danielle Collaco finds that while the national annual average…

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