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  Business   Economy  30 Aug 2019  Fiscal deficit crosses 77 pc of budgeted target in first 4 months of 2019-20

Fiscal deficit crosses 77 pc of budgeted target in first 4 months of 2019-20

REUTERS
Published : Aug 30, 2019, 4:23 pm IST
Updated : Aug 30, 2019, 4:25 pm IST

The government has set a fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cnet for 2019-20, same as 2018-19.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: ANI)
 Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Fiscal deficit in the four months through July stood at 5.48 trillion rupees (USD 76.65 billion), or 77.8 per cent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year, government data showed on Friday.

Net tax receipts in the first four months of the fiscal year were 3.39 trillion rupees, while total expenditure was 9.47 trillion rupees, government data showed.

 

The government has set a fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cnet for 2019-20, same as 2018-19.

Tags: fiscal deficit, gdp growth, nirmala sitharaman, economy
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi