India: debt

This graph indicates the level of central government dept as a percentage of GDP. From 1996, where the debt was 46.26 per cent, we see the level peak in 2002 at 63.52 per cent. We then see a continuous decline on a yearly basis, until it reaches 53.05 per cent in 2009.

Central government debt, total (% of GDP), India from Timetric

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

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