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Govt looks to push infra spending, has cleared MSME dues: FM Sitharaman

Government should not sit on over due payments," Sitharaman said, adding the money should go to people who have been waiting for it

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media after her meeting with Secretaries & Financial Advisors of key selected Ministries | Credits: @ANI
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media after her meeting with Secretaries & Financial Advisors of key selected Ministries | Credits: @ANI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the ministries have cleared most of the dues of goods and services to suppliers, mostly MSMEs, and the remaining payments will be done in the next few days.

The minister also said that ministries have been asked to provide detailed capital expenditure plans for the next four quarters as the government looks to boost growth with spending push.

After meeting infrastructure ministries, Expenditure G C Murmu, who was also present at the press conference, said that out the total outstanding dues of about Rs 60,000 crore, Rs 40,000 crore has been cleared.

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 6:01 PM IST

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