Deficit up by 73% till Nov

At this level, fiscal deficit has already touched 76.4 per cent of the budgeted estimate at Rs 4.01 lakh crore for the entire fiscal.

The Centre’s expenditure stood at Rs 6.21 lakh crore, while receipts were just Rs 3.15 lakh crore till November, leading to fiscal deficit of over Rs 3 lakh crore.

In fact, the government has pegged total expenditure at record level of over Rs 10 lakh crore this fiscal, 60 per cent of which has already been incurred till November.

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