Budget Byte: Post-pandemic Budget has less room for targeted spending

Efficacy of fiscal deficit is limited by revenue deficit - the lower the latter, the bigger the space for capex

Budget 2021

New Delhi
Commitments leave little room for targeted spending, FY22 Budget should expand available fiscal space

Indian government’s spending pattern is such that it leaves only a small room for discretionary spending.

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First Published: Jan 28 2021 | 6:12 PM IST

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