Fiscal Deficit
India  /  Published 14.08.22

'State govts should not give freebies'

State governments should not dole out "non-merit freebies" such as gifts and consumer durables beyond their fiscal capabilities, according to former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. Ku...
By Bijay Kumar Singh in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.07.22

Fiscal deficit narrows

Fiscal deficit stood at Rs 3.51 lakh crore in April-June, accounting for 21.2 percent of the full-year target due to lower spending on subsidies and higher tax collection, data released by the Control...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.06.22

Tax mop-up reins in fiscal deficit

The eight core sectors grew 8.4 per cent in April against 4.9 per cent (revised) in March, the commerce ministry said. The output in six of the eight core sectors grew in April: coal, electricity, re...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.22

Gloomy sky: RBI's repo policy priority

The Reserve Bank of India hiked the repo rate by 40 basis points and the cash reserve ratio by 50 basis points, indicating a decisive change in policy priority — from stimulating economic growth...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 03.02.22

Fitch's deficit concern

Rating agency Fitch has raised questions on the fiscal deficit numbers for this year and 2022-23 even as it said the budget is shorn of structural reforms. Fitch said it had projected a fiscal defici...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 01.01.22

Leash on fiscal deficit

The central government’s fiscal deficit at the end of November worked out to 46.2 per cent of the annual budget target for 2021-22 because of an improvement in the revenue collection, according ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.11.21

Fuel duty cuts to raise fiscal deficit

The excise duty cuts on diesel and petrol announced by the Narendra Modi-government will cost Rs 45,000 crore in lost revenue and widen the Centre’s fiscal deficit 0.3 percentage point to 6.4 pe...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 30.10.21

Worst core sector growth in 7 months

Output from eight core sectors rose 4.4 per cent in September, the lowest pace of growth in seven months which breaks a three-month streak of accelerating production that peaked with an 11.5 per cent ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.21

NMP puts more wealth into hands of wealthy

The Narendra Modi government has announced a plan of “asset monetisation” worth 6 lakh crore rupees. This is in addition to its proposed privatization of public sector assets. Asset moneti...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Business  /  Published 03.08.21

India's debt-GDP will rise to 61.7%

The government on Tuesday informed Parliament that it expects the total debt as percentage of GDP to increase to 61.7 per cent (provisional) in 2021-22 from 60.5 per cent (provisional) in the previous...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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