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Government Budget 70% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV, Excel)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Union Budget of India - The Union Budget of India also known as Annual Financial Statement in Article 112 of the Constitution of Indiais presented each year in the month of February by the Finance Minister of India, in the Indian Parliament. This budget encompasses all the departments of the Government and the various important governance initiatives that are to be undertaken. published by Ministry of Finance, Government of India)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The data is available in the OGD India ( website mentioned above with their links. The data is available in machine readable formats. The data portal provides important data pertaining to various aspects of the budget from 2011-12 to 2015-16 in machine readable excel format.

The Ministry of Finance website on Union Budget provides up to date information about the budget (In XLS and PDF Format). The information available on OGD India is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Same is the case with the data available on the budget website.

Reviewer comments

Terms of use here does not mention the data can be re-used for any porpuse. -



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Akhilesh Srivastava