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Fiscal deficit touches Rs 4.32 trillion in Q1, 61.4% of budget estimate

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The government's fiscal deficit touched Rs 4.32 trillion for the June quarter, which is 61.4 per cent of the budget estimate for 2019-20 fiscal.

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit, the gap between expenditure and revenue, was Rs 4.32 trillion at June-end as per data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Wednesday.

The fiscal deficit was 68.7 per cent of 2018-19 budget estimate in the year-ago period.

The government estimates the fiscal deficit to be at Rs 7.03 trillion during 2019-20. It aims to restrict the fiscal deficit at 3.4 per cent of the GDP in the current fiscal, same

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 5:57 PM IST

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