Media Coverage

Live streaming of the Constitution - Budget Homework review on facebook


  • 3 October 2017

CBGA participated in the Constitution - Budget Homework review by Newslaundry and discusses how taxpayers' money is spent by the government. Please click...

Despite the Hype, States Don’t Have Enough to Spend on Welfare Schemes

The Wire

  • 25 September 2017

Several reports on the shocking lack of essential supplies in hospitals, poor infrastructure in nutrition and healthcare centres, and delays in due payments to employees and workers in various welfare schemes have raised the question whether state...

In Uttar Pradesh’s botched effort at regularising contract teachers, a lesson for other states

  • 11 August 2017

The home Manju Dwivedi started building in Gorakhpur last year is yet to get a lintel over its windows. Till the Uttar Pradesh teacher figures out how to repay her Rs 20 lakh home loan, it will remain incomplete. On July 27, Dwivedi’s fortunes...

States are failing to spend their education budgets – because the budgets are too low

  • 1 August 2017

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found that states failed to spend over Rs 10,000 crores made available to them for elementary education every year between 2010-’11 and 2015-’16. The auditor’s report, which was tabled in the...

India's public spending on education less than 3% of GDP, Kothari Commission wanted it to be 6%


  • 22 July 2017

A recent Right to Education (RTE) Forum consultation in Delhi has revealed that the Government of India’s and state governments’ allocation for education is not even half of what well-known the Kothari Commission had recommended way back in...

Modi’s Flagship Irrigation Scheme Has Been Substantially Watered Down

The Wire

  • 4 July 2017

On July 1, 2015, the cabinet committee on economic affairs approved an irrigation scheme called the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (the Prime Minister’s Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, widely known by the abbreviations of its Hindi name...

How the Ganga and GST are hijacking India’s clean energy fund

  • 4 July 2017

To say India has an unhealthy appetite for coal would be an understatement. Last year, coal production in India peaked at over 600 million tonnes and imports brought in an additional 200 million tonnes to the country’s shores. But even as the...

A Pittance for Our Children: Union Budget 2017–18

Economic & Political Weekly

  • 24 June 2017

For the last 15 years, allocation to the child budget has remained stagnant at around 3% of the union budget. This analysis points out why this amount is proving completely inadequate in safeguarding the health, nutrition, education and protection...

Divide and Educate

Economic & Political Weekly

  • 17 June 2017

Indian education is becoming increasingly divisive. Cuts in public funding for primary education and child welfare are laying the basis for new inequities in higher education. The funding of public universities is grossly unequal; the expansion of...

Unjust Budgetary Reductions in Priority Schemes Must be Rolled Back or Clearly Explained

The Wire

  • 7 May 2017

A number of health and education schemes aimed at some of India’s most vulnerable groups have been slashed in this year’s Budget estimates. Why? While the Narendra Modi government has certainly raised allocations for several important sectors...