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Did Union Budget - 2016 allocate more for rural India and the social sector? Not really

A closer look at budgetary numbers highlights why Indian budgets need to be more transparent

Avani Kapur 

Avani Kapur Budget speeches are about messaging – you play up what you want and downplay the less appealing. What makes this easier is the fact that budgets, in India, tend to be complicated, opaque documents that very few people actually have the bandwidth or interest to go through in details. Let’s not forget India ranked 46/100 on transparency in the Open Budget Index. Simple tricks of the trade can be employed by undertaking comparisons between 2016-17 projections (budget estimates) with previous year’s budget estimates (BE) or revised estimates (RE) – depending on which is ...

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First Published: Wed, April 13 2016. 08:30 IST
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