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India's April-Sept fiscal deficit nears 83% of full-year target: govt

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 18:11

[NEW DELHI] India's fiscal deficit was 4.39 trillion rupees (US$71.5 billion) during April-September, or 82.6 per cent of the full-year target, government data showed on Friday.

The deficit was 76 per cent during the comparable period in the previous fiscal year.

Net tax receipts were at 3.23 trillion rupees (US$52.60 billion) in the first half of the current fiscal year that ends in March 2015.

REUTERS