Health infrastructure of Rural Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a hilly state in northern India and because of its physiography, it creates a barrier to health service diffusion and accessibility. Despite performing admirably, the state nevertheless has healthcare difficulties such as a lack of medical personnel and inadequate infrastructure. This article compares the state’s rural health infrastructure to those of other hilly states and attempts to understand the reasons for the region’s current healthcare issues.

Budget 2022: Taxing of Cryptocurrency in India

In the budget speech, Finance minister Nirmala Sithraman announced a flat 30% tax rate on income generated from the transfer of digital assets. However, later she clarifies that this does not mean that these assets are legitimised, which was received with scepticism. This article first discusses how the legality of these assets is irrelevant to the government’s tax regime on them, and then moves on to discuss how we can interpret the government’s stance on digital assets through the lens of tax rates.

Bullet Trains: A Risky Gamble For India?

The Indian government has an ambitious plan of establishing four new high-speed rail corridors under the National Rail Plan by 2031. NHSRCL, the implementing agency, has recently invited bids for preparing detailed project reports for these routes. However, the success of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor, currently under construction, strongly determines the implementation of further HSR corridors. Therefore, the focus of this article is to examine the economic feasibility and environmental impact of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor in India.

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