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A Sheer Waste Of Charity

A white paper on subsidies says the Centre is handing out more doles than it can afford

A Sheer Waste Of Charity
A Sheer Waste Of Charity
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IT took Finance Minister P. Chidambaram 10 months—and a reincarnation in between—to unveil the Discussion Paper on subsidies promised in his 1996 Budget speech. But the Pandora's box he has now opened threatens to turn the innocuous white paper into the subject of a highly controversial and political debate countrywide.

Consider the startling facts:

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