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Highly Stressed States : RBI Study

Highly Stressed States : RBI Study

As per the Recent RBI study, five states -Bihar, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal are highly stressed states.

Status of states Debt:

  • Punjab: its debt-GSDP ratio is projected to exceed 45 per cent in 2026-27
  • Rajasthan, Kerala and West Bengal: projected to exceed the debt-GSDP ratio of 35 per cent by 2026-27.
  • These states will need to undertake significant corrective steps to stabilise their debt levels.
  • Ten states accounting for half of the total expenditure in India are Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
  • Debt/GSDP ratio definition: It is a metric that shows what a state owes with what it produces.
  • It indicates that particular state’s ability to pay back its debts.

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