Fiscal deficit: FY22 fiscal deficit at 6.7% Vs revised estimate of 6.9%


The fiscal deficit for 2021-22 labored out to be 6.71 per cent of the gross home product (GDP), decrease than 6.9 per cent projected by the Finance Ministry within the revised Finances Estimates, based on authorities information launched on Tuesday.

Unveiling the revenue-expenditure information of the Union authorities for 2020-21, the Controller Normal of Accounts (CGA) stated that the fiscal deficit within the absolute phrases was Rs 15,86,537 crore (provisional).

The income deficit on the finish of 2021-22 was 4.37 per cent.

“The Provisional information signifies that the fiscal deficit of the Authorities of India (GoI) was contained marginally under the FY2022 revised estimate, benefitting from the upper tax (+Rs. 0.55 trillion) and non tax (+Rs. 0.34 trillion) income receipts and decrease capital spending (-Rs. 0.1 trillion), which absorbed the deficit in non debt capital receipts (-Rs. 0.61 trillion) and better income expenditure (+Rs. 0.34 trillion),” Aditi Nayar of ICRA stated.

For the final monetary yr, the federal government had initially pegged the fiscal deficit at 6.8 per cent of the GDP within the finances offered in February 2021.

The federal government within the revised estimates within the Finances for 2022-23 forecast the next fiscal deficit of 6.9 per cent of the GDP or Rs 15,91,089 crore for the fiscal led to March.

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