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Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) is a policy research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. It analyses public policies and government finances in India, and advocates for greater transparency, accountability and public participation in budget processes.

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Harnessing Renewable Energy: Experience of India

Saumya Shrivastava

This article provides a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in India. The importance of harnessing renewable energy has been widely acknowledged, for both meeting the ever increasing energy requirements as well as addressing the negative externalities associated with the conventional sources of energy. Recognising this, differential targets have been set for harnessing renewable energy, by both the National Action Plan on Climate Change as well as by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. However, the sector continues to face several concerns that hinder the development of renewable energy in India. The Government of India has made a number of commitments for the development of the sector for which budgetary outlays have also been earmarked. However, renewable energy largely continues to be seen as complementary to the current conventional power generation and would require greater efforts for it to meet its potential.

Budget Simplified

Budget Infographic

How does India's tax system compare with those of other G20 Countries?

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Learn About Budget Concepts and Terms

Learn about the key concepts and terms used in budgets and fiscal policy discussions, like, Plan and Non-Plan Expenditure, Direct Tax vs. Indirect Tax, SCSP and TSP etc.

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Budget Track

BUDGET TRACK - Issues before the 14th Finance Commission

This edition of Budget Track offers critical insights on a range of issues relevant in the context of the 14th Finance Commission. It discusses the shrinking fiscal autonomy of States, erosion in governance capacity at the sub-national level, and need for substantive fiscal decentralisation, among other issues.

People's Budget Initiative

People's Budget InitiativeA civil society coalition, which campaigns for the inclusion of people's movements, grassroots organisations and national and international NGOs in the policy processes that determine the priorities underlying government budgets in India.

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