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India meets fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent via spending cuts: source

REUTERS
Published : Apr 9, 2019, 3:11 pm IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2019, 3:11 pm IST

The government missed the tax collections target by over 1 trillion rupees.

The official declined to share further details about expenditure cuts in the fund allocations to different ministries. (Representational Image)
 The official declined to share further details about expenditure cuts in the fund allocations to different ministries. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: India has met the fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent of gross domestic product in 2018-19 fiscal year ended March 31, by cuts in state spending and higher borrowings from small savings funds, a government source told reporters on Tuesday.

The government missed the tax collections target by over 1 trillion rupees (USD a14.41 billion), including about 500 billion rupees shortfall in income tax receipts, said the source, who requested anonymity.

 

The official declined to share further details about expenditure cuts in the fund allocations to different ministries.

Tags: fiscal deficit, tax collections government, gdp
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi