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Finance ministry's expenditure management to keep space for global crises

The pre-budget discussions are expected to conclude on November 14

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Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi

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The finance ministry’s expenditure management will take into account crises that may arise due to the Israel-Hamas conflict, a senior government official said.

This will enable the ministry to reprioritise spending.
“We have to be intelligent in planning expenditure as the global situation is not very good,” the official said. 
The ministry’s monthly economic review for September said “(fraught) geopolitical conditions”, including the recent developments in the Persian Gulf, relentless supplies of US Treasuries, and continued restrictive monetary policy in the US, could affect economic activities in other countries, including India.
Now in the process of holding pre-Budget discussions with various

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First Published: Oct 23 2023 | 8:38 PM IST

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