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Govt will meet fiscal deficit target of 3.3% this year: Piyush Goyal

The government, in the Budget in February, had revised the fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 to 3.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 3.2 per cent

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal

The government is committed to meet the target of 3.3 per cent for the current fiscal, interim Finance Minister said.

The government will maintain stability in the and meet all economic parameters fixed by the government, he said today at an event in New Delhi.

"I can assure that we will meet the target of 3.3 per cent, despite this being an election year," he said.

stood at 3.53 per cent of the GDP, broadly in line with the government's revised estimates for 2017-18.

The revenue deficit was 2.65 per cent of the GDP. In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was Rs 5.91 trillion, or 99.5 per cent, of the estimates.

The government, in the in February, had revised the for 2017-18 to 3.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 3.2 per cent.

First Published: Mon, June 18 2018. 12:16 IST
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