Cricket and national budgets have similar effect on the people of India. The frenzy and hype associated with the budgets during its presentation is palpable, a fraction of similar attention given at the later stage would improve the financial use and impact of the elaborate budgets that the Centre presents. The expenditure or the use of the budget should also be monitored and debated with the same enthusiasm and caution with which it is formed. A media report establishes and analyses the government’s expenditure on various programs and projects. A more detailed initiatives of this kind by every state and city in the country mobilized by civil society and citizen participation will bring about tremendous improvement in the state of Governance.
The opinions expressed in this essay are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CCS.