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Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

The author is an analyst with IndiaSpend

Latest Articles By Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

12 BJP States Now Govern 520 Million Indians

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

Tamil Nadu voters remained indifferent to the BJP, with no more than 2.8 per cent voting for the party, compared to 2.02 per cent in 2006

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6 Indicators of India’s Looming Demographic Disaster

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

India will need to generate 280 million jobs between now and 2050, the year when the working-age population (15 to 64) will peak, according to a new report, amid indicators that the country’s demographic dividend could be at the cusp of disaster.

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New Cess Funds Toilets, Farmers, As Rs 1.3 lakh Cr Lies Unused

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

Indirect taxes are levied on both the rich and the poor alike, taxing those meant to be beneficiaries of such taxes

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India’s Biggest Farm Reform 91.6% Behind Target

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

There are 2,477 principal agricultural markets and 4,843 sub-markets (smaller than principal markets) that buy and sell agricultural produce in India

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Jaitley’s $13 Billion For Water Plan That’s Failed 66 Million Farmers

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

The AIBP started with Rs 500 crore in 1996-97. In three years, by 2000, non-AIBP spending on irrigation touched Rs 700 crore, while AIBP alone spent Rs 1,440 crore

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Global Worries Help Arun Jaitley Pay Big Bills

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

India is expected to save Rs 1.2 lakh crore because of reduced oil prices and increased excise duties. This is likely to help the Finance Minister achieve the fiscal deficit target of Rs 5.56 lakh crore, even with reduced prospects of direct tax revenue

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With Economic Jitters, Gold Imports Surge 85%

Abhishek Waghmare/IndiaSpend

The January jump in gold imports has now transformed into a February slump, with trade associations, such as the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation and the India Bullion and Jewellers Association, recommending that the finance ministry reduce import duty on gold from 10% to 2%.

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