India’s fiscal deficit reaches 86.5% of full-year target in 4 months: Rs 5.4 trillion in April-July period

By: | Updated: August 31, 2018 4:01 PM

India reported on Friday a fiscal deficit of 5.4 trillion rupees ($76.12 billion) for April-July, or 86.5 percent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year compared with 92.4 percent a year earlier.

India's fiscal deficit reaches 86.5% of full-year target in 4 months: Rs 5.4 trillion in April-July periodIndia’s fiscal deficit reaches 86.5% of full-year target in 4 months: Rs 5.4 trillion in April-July period

India reported on Friday a fiscal deficit of 5.4 trillion rupees ($76.12 billion) for April-July, or 86.5 percent of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year compared with 92.4 percent a year earlier. Net tax receipts in the first four months of 2018/19 fiscal year that ends in March 2019 were 2.93 trillion rupees, government data showed. India expects to trim the deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP this fiscal year, after meeting an upwardly revised fiscal deficit target of 3.5 percent of GDP in 2017-18.

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