India’s fiscal deficit reaches 92.4 percent of full-year target in July
India reported fiscal deficit of 5.05 trillion rupees ($ 79.01 billion) for April-July or 92.4 percent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year that ends in March 2018.
The deficit was 73.7 percent of the full-year target during the same period a year ago.
Net tax receipts in the first four months of 2017/18 fiscal year were 2.58 trillion rupees, government data showed on Thursday.
India aims to trim the fiscal deficit to 3.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2017/18 compared with 3.5 percent in the previous year.
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