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Modi govt has mostly failed in meeting fiscal targets set in Budgets

It seems the glide path given in budgets has been the govt's intention, but the actual conditions turned out to be quite different

PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha

PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The Modi government has never been able to meet the fiscal deficit targets it sets for the next two years in the nine budgets, except for 2016-17, given in the Budget for 2015-16. Even in this case, the original target given in the Budget for 2014-15 was three per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), which was widened to 3.5 per cent in the next Budget and realised.

It is widely expected that the Budget to be presented on February 1 would more or less meet the fiscal deficit target of 6.4 per cent of GDP for FY23 due

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 9:45 AM IST

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