For rich South India, the rest of the country is a tax burden Highlights from the news article Tamil Nadu gets back 30 rupees for every 100 it sends to New Delhi; the northern state of Bihar, by contrast, receives 219 India’s interior has human development indicators equivalent to sub-Saharan Africa, while the southern states’ human development indices resemble those of upper-middle-income countries. In particular, women are more empowered in many coastal states. When the states that give so much and get little back from the center don't hey have the right to dictate how the money given to other states are spent ? Look at the UP joker how he is spending the tax money Despite Rs 600-Crore Budget, Cattle Deaths Cast Shadow Over UP Shelters UP gets back Rs 149 for every Rs 100 it gives to the center. How long can the rich state be financing the fantasy of the leaders in the poor states ?