An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Interstate Distribution of Central Expenditure and Subsidies

Publication date

Aug, 2009


Report submitted to the Thirteenth Finance Commission


Pinaki Chakraborty, Anit N. Mukherjee, H. K. Amar Nath


This study examined the regional distribution of central government expenditure taking states as units of distribution to understand whether central expenditure is fiscally equalising. The study also examined whether progressive distribution of resources recommended by successive Finance Commissions have been offset by other forms of transfer and central expenditure.

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