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India looking at spending Rs 2 trillion more to fight inflation: Report

To fight the ongoing inflation in the global market, India is looking at spending an additional 2 trillion rupees and balance the national economy

photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

The Indian government is considering spending an additional 2 trillion rupees ($26 billion) in the 2022/23 fiscal year to cushion consumers from rising prices and fight multi-year high inflation, two government officials told Reuters.
The new measures will be double the 1 trillion rupees hit government revenues could take from tax cuts on petrol and diesel the finance minister announced on Saturday, both the officials said.
India’s retail inflation rose to an eight-year high in April, while wholesale inflation rose to at least a 17-year high, posing a major headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government ahead of elections to several state

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First Published: May 22 2022 | 6:29 PM IST

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