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Satadru Sikdar
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
satadru.sikdar@nipfp.org.in
Satadru Sikdar is with National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, since 2006. Prior to this, he was associated with Centre for budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi. His major area of research is public policies and provisioning for social services, and public finance management at different levels of government. He has been associated with several research studies in NIPFP, including preparation of Medium-Term Fiscal Policy for different states; effectiveness and utilisation of funds for selected schemes, property taxation and urban poverty alleviation among others.

Articles By Satadru Sikdar
Budget subsidies of the central government and 14 major Indian states: 1987-88 and 2011-12
Posted On: 14 Mar 2017


This column presents estimates of the flow of subsidies through the budgets of the central government and 14 major Indian states in 1987-88 and 2011-12. The estimates show that the overall level of subsidies relative to GDP has declined, as has the share of non-merit subsidies. This suggests some improvement in efficiency in this aspect of public expenditure.
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Governance performance of Indian states: 2001-02 and 2011-12
Posted On: 13 Dec 2016

Topics:   Political Economy

Defining governance as service delivery, this column develops a measure of the quality of governance – also adjusting for the impact of the level of development - and provides a ranking of major Indian states. The analysis suggests that there are two distinct paths of development in the less- and more-developed states.
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