Government Budget 61% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - The Ministry of Finance posts the budget here
  • - It can also be found on the open data portal but delayed
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS
    findable 3
    findable_steps Googled Union Budget data for India
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2 The files might be accessible but understanding the data is very difficult.
    collector_name Ministry of Finance
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
    location - The Ministry of Finance posts the budget here, - It can also be found on the open data portal but delayed

    Reviewer comments

    Accept: added the descriptions for budget sections, both sub-departments and programs are described in the budgets per ministry.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Nisha Thompson
    Last modified   Tue Jan 31 2017 16:52:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)