Indian ministers' travels: How much they spend

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The Indian government, from time to time, declares strong austerity measures to tackle high inflation in the country. However, an analysis of the travelling expenses of various ministers reveals figures that do not exactly coincide with the government's austerity measures. Cabinet ministers, ministers of state and even the Indian prime minister in the last few years spent whopping amounts on their travel - both domestic and overseas - raising questions over the government's plans to control expenses, and inflation. Here are the travelling expenses incurred by Indian ministers in the period 2004 to 2011:

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