Financing the Panchayati Raj Institutions: Flagging Some Issues for the 13th CFC
India is the flavor of the season. In recent times, the upswing in the secular rate of growth of the Indian economy, wherein it has managed to significantly break away from the ‘Hindu rate’ has had positive impact on the way in which India is perceived the world over. The current growth experience and its impact on the macro-level fiscal and income variables – in terms of the positive growth dividend – must finally put to rest all the anti-growth rhetoric. It is amply clear (in the context of growth scenario) that all the good things – in social sphere, in terms of inclusion – can now be realistically afforded by the Indian policy maker, perhaps for the first time! It is indeed necessary that we do something here especially given that many of the ‘poor’ states/regions have remained ‘poor’ through this growth episode.