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Reasons for High Fiscal Deficit in 2019-20

Increased Fiscal Deficit: The government’s fiscal deficit has increased to Rs. 11.58 lakh crore or 145.5% of the Budget Estimate (BE) at the end of December 2020 (accounting for the first nine months of the year 2020-21) mainly on account of lower revenue realisation. Key Points: Fiscal Deficit Target Fixed for 2020-21: The Centre had […]

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