Media Coverage

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...

With its nominal hikes and many cuts, education activists say the Budget is a let-down again

  • 22 February 2017

Social groups working for the education of Dalit, Adivasi, disabled, Muslim and girl children detail reasons why they are so upset with the Budget. Education activists are used to being disappointed by successive Union Budgets, but say the one...

Gender Budget: Maternity scheme cut brings low allocation in focus

The Indian Express

  • 20 February 2017

The Women and Child Development ministry’s move to restrict financial assistance under the maternity benefit scheme to only one live birth has brought in focus the issue of inadequate Budget allocation for welfare schemes for women. This year,...

‘Sabka vikas’ a far cry for the disabled

Business Line

  • 19 February 2017

The disabled population of India, 2.68 crore as per Census 2011, seems an unhappy lot, as the Union Budget for 2017-18 has little to offer them apart from a mention of “lifts and escalators in 500 railway stations” in the Finance Minister’s...

Coverage of the release of Study Report on "How have States Designed their School Education Budgets?"

  • 11 February 2017

Delhi Coverage: The Times of India: Low share of training, monitoring in state education budgets The Times of India: Study: States hardly invest in improving education quality PTI, Business Standard, Financial Express, India Today...

School education neglected in this year's budget, finds analysis


  • 6 February 2017

The major schemes announced by govt focus on higher education, including reforms in University Grants Commission Despite the Finance Minister in his Budget speech laying importance on "empowerment of youth through education", the allocation to...

CBGA panel discussion on Union Budget 2017-18 in Rajya Sabha TV

Rajya Sabha TV

  • 3 February 2017

'What Do the Numbers Tell?' - A Panel Discussion on Union Budget 2017-18 was organised by CBGA on 2 February'17 at India Islamic Cultural Centre...

Press Release on Union Budget 2017-18


  • 2 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE With a continuation of the same fiscal policy stance as last year, Budget 2017-18 attempts to expedite utilisation and improve implementation of programmes Delhi; February 1, 2017: The Finance Ministry’s attempt to push all...

A new portal opens up Budget documents at three levels of government to the public

  • 31 January 2017

Launched last week, Open Budgets India will publish data on Union, state and municipal Budgets to help facilitate public finance analysis. On February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the National Democratic Alliance government’s...

New website for all budgetary data information


  • 28 January 2017

Now, the public will be able to access the budgetary data of all the states, union territories and the Centre in one platform. A new portal,, was launched on Friday by the advocacy group Centre for Budget and Governance...