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Govt to borrow Rs 4.42 trn in H1 FY2019-20: Economic Affairs Secretary

As per the Union Budget, the gross borrowing was pegged at Rs 7.1 trillion for 2019-20, higher than Rs 5.71 trillion estimated for the ongoing fiscal

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
The finance ministry Friday said the government will borrow Rs 4.42 trillion in the first half of fiscal 2019-20.

As per the Union Budget, the gross borrowing was pegged at Rs 7.1 trillion for 2019-20, higher than Rs 5.71 trillion estimated for the ongoing fiscal.

Briefing reporters on the borrowing programme for 2019-20, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said gross borrowing will be Rs 4.42 trillion during April-September 2019-20.

Net borrowing would be Rs 3.4 trillion in the first half of the next fiscal.

Gross borrowing includes repayments of past loans.

Garg also said the government will stick to the fiscal deficit target of

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 6:23 PM IST

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