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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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Flow of Credit to Agriculture

Nilachala Acharya

Financial inclusion is necessary for growth to be inclusive. Increasing the amount of credit flow to the agriculture sector, particularly provisioning of credit to small and marginal farmers is one of the important ways for making the country’s economic growth more inclusive. In this context, the article attempts to trace the amount of institutional credit flow to small holders in agriculture. The article concludes that in an agrarian economy like ours, where small and marginal farmers constitute almost 85 percent of the total farming community, direct finance would be more beneficial over indirect finance and accordingly the policies need to be revisited to cater to the needs of the marginalised farmers.

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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, Volume 9, Track 1-2

Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is an important policy meant for channelizing Plan funds for the development of the Scheduled Castes in proportion to their share in the total population. Even after three decades since its introduction, there remain serious gaps in the implementation of this policy. Amidst the debate on poor implementation of SCSP across the country, Andhra Pradesh Government has come out with the landmark SCSP legislation, and the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment too has prepared a draft national bill on SCSP. This special issue of Budget Track focuses on the different aspects of this critical policy strategy so as to facilitate greater public awareness and the requisite measures for proper enforcement of the same.

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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