Watch | Tamil Nadu's political economy, freebie culture, and competitive populism

BL Internet Desk | Updated on September 01, 2021

Earlier this month, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan brought out a White Paper on the State's finances. The numbers make for a grim reading — the State’s debt burden is at ₹4.86 lakh crore; fiscal deficit at 4.43 per cent of GSDP, and public debt at ₹2.63 lakh per household. So, how did Tamil Nadu get here?


Story: B Baskar

Script: Akshaya Chandrasekaran & Nivedita V

Editing: Radhika SR

Published on September 01, 2021

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