On today’s Simple Samachar, we ask how much benefit urban direct tax payers get out of what they pay to the government. The oft-repeated complaint of direct tax payers is that the taxes they pay gets spent on doling out freebies and subsidies to the poor. Is India overspending on subsidies and government schemes in the name of votebank? Are schemes for the poor a burden on our national income? Aunindyo Chakravarty takes a look at the sources of government revenue and what percentage of that gets spent on welfare schemes as against the government expenditure in urban areas. (Audio in Hindi)
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