The last decade in India has been an importantÂ and eventful decade for access to informationÂ and data. The Right to Information Act, 2005 isÂ a landmark movement in the history of accessÂ to information in India. The last few years haveÂ also witnessed some initiatives to open andÂ share data such as the National Data SharingÂ and Accessibility Policy of 2012 and the OpenÂ Data Portal of Government of India.Â TERI, with support from IDRC and the WorldÂ Wide Web Foundation, has undertaken a studyÂ to examine the availability and accessibility ofÂ Open Government Data (OGD) for improvedÂ governance of extractive energy industries inÂ India. The study focussed on upstream coal andÂ oil & gas sectors and examined issues facedÂ by users in accessing data and government
agencies in providing data. The study alsoÂ explored how governance deficits can beÂ managed with improved data availability.