According to a report prepared by the National Social Watch Coalition, titled “Citizens Report on Development and Governance – 2006″, current Parliamentary expenditures are seventy two lakhs per day.
This works out to twenty thousand rupees per minute. In 1951, the costs was one hundred rupees per minute.
If this isnt stunning enough, theres more, according to the report. Even with all this money being spent, a lot of the time is wasted. The coalition’s survey also found that the total time wasted in pandemonium was as follows:
11th Lok Sabha – 1996 to 1998: 5.28% of the time was wasted.
12th Lok Sabha - 1998 to 1999: 10.66% of the time was wasted.
13th Lok Sabha - 1999 to 2004: 22.40% of the time was wasted.
14th Lok Sabha – 2004 to 2006: 38.0% (More than 1/3 rd) was wasted in the first two
Rajya Sabha – 201 and 202nd sessions: 46% (almost half the time) was wasted .
The numbers speak for themselves.