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India's April-February fiscal deficit at 134% of FY target: Govt data

India's April-February fiscal deficit touched Rs 8.51 trillion ($123.07 billion), or 134.2 per cent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year

Fiscal deficit

Fiscal deficit

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The country's fiscal deficit touched 134.2 per cent of the full-year revised budgeted estimate at the end of February 2019, mainly due to tepid growth in revenue collections, official data showed Friday.

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit for April-February 2018-19 was Rs 8.51 lakh crore as against the revised estimate (RE) of Rs 6.34 trillion for the entire year, according to Controller General of Accounts (CGA) data.

However, Economic Affairs Secretary S C Garg told reporters that the government is committed to restrict the fiscal deficit at 3.4 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as envisaged in

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 6:06 PM IST

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