Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - India's first Public Finance Portal

After 53 years of existence, India still has bad roads, electricity problems, water shortage and innumerable other civic ailments. The reason for this is sheer lack of vigilance from all of us. We just don't care enough to see how the money was spent at the municipal, state and central level. Our media just skims the surface by reporting what the government wants us to hear. This is where can be of great help. It's a noble attempt to make public, documents related to government spending. And even analyze what the normal eye wouldn't care to notice. The result of such analysis can be of immense use to the aam aadmi. One can know where every rupee is going, which municipality is functioning well, which state government is living beyond its means, which are the areas where money is being underspent...I can go on and on. The fact of the matter is, this is damn useful stuff. For journos, financial analysts and people who care. The question is: do you care enough about India? If you do, please visit the site. And learn.

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