Monthly Archives: May 2013

RTI exposes revenue loss of 25,000 cr in Maharashtra

Would you believe that Maharashtra loses orver Rs 25,000 crores annually because of carelessness/corruption, and this has not been exposed so far? Are we really poor or are we thrust into poverty? The recent scams which have been unearthed give me a feeling that we may actually be quite well off with enough resources. If… Read More »

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Poverty in mineral rich regions

It is something I have noticed a few times now. Regions rich in mineral resources are poor. No idea why this is so, but one has to wonder if mining harms the interests of the region in ways beyond the obvious. Some examples off the top of my head. Vidarbha in Maharashtra has rich mineral… Read More »