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.

Data Location


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. -

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV, Excel
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Akhilesh Srivastava
Last modified   Fri Sep 18 2015 08:10:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)