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India's fiscal deficit touched 82.7% of full-year target at end of Feb

In actual terms, the deficit stood at Rs 13.16 trillion at the end of February this year, as per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Centre's fiscal deficit at the end of February stood at 82.7 per cent of the full year budget target, mainly on account of higher expenditure, according to government data released on Thursday.

In the last financial year, the fiscal deficit or gap between the expenditure and revenue was 76 per cent of the Revised Estimate (RE) of 2020-21.

In actual terms, the deficit stood at Rs 13.16 trillion at the end of February this year, as per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

The central government's total receipts stood at Rs 18.27 trillion or 83.9

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 4:45 PM IST

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