Jairaj Devadiga

Jairaj Devadiga

Jairaj Devadiga is an economist. His work mainly deals with public policy and economic history.

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Opinion | The Indian government cannot be trusted to tell the truth about its finances

Creative accounting has shifted chunks of government debt off the books, making it hard to gauge the size of India’s budget deficit. Two things are for certain, the fiscal hole is deeper than officially announced and the government is not telling the whole truth.

11 Aug 2019 - 10:11PM

Creative accounting has shifted chunks of government debt off the books, making it hard to gauge the size of India’s budget deficit. Two things are for certain, the fiscal hole is deeper than officially announced and the government is not telling the whole truth.

The Indian government cannot be trusted to tell the truth about its finances
Opinion | India’s worst-ever water shortage, and the corruption surrounding it, can be addressed through privatisation

The current water distribution system in India encourages waste by officials and the rich and shortages for the poor. Under a private system, lost water would equal lost money

31 May 2019 - 8:55PM

The current water distribution system in India encourages waste by officials and the rich and shortages for the poor. Under a private system, lost water would equal lost money

India’s worst-ever water shortage, and the corruption surrounding it, can be addressed through privatisation