What impact has the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission had on the resources and spending of state governments? Does it necessarily have to lead to a decline in outlays in the social sector? An illustrative and preliminary exercise for Bihar.
On 7 June 2013, a 20-year-old second-year BA student, while returning home from the college, was dragged to an abandoned factory, gang-raped and killed at Kamduni, a village in North 24-Parganas District in West Bengal.
While it is recognised that diversity in housing tenure options is a key enabler for low-income families to enter and engage with the urban economy, public housing providers and policymakers claim there are several impediments to the provision of subsidised rental housing.