Economy / India's Q1 fiscal deficit down to 8-year low at ₹2.7 lakh crore

Zoom News : Jul 31, 2021, 03:07 PM
New Delhi: India's federal fiscal deficit for the April-June quarter narrowed to 2.74 trillion rupees ($36.83 billion), down more than 58% from the same period in the previous fiscal year, government data released on Friday showed, amid a pick up in tax receipts.

The fiscal deficit during the same period had widened to 6.62 trillion rupees last year, after a fall in tax receipts due to pandemic lockdown that led to the worst recession in seven decades.

Net tax receipts in the first three months to end-June rose to 4.13 trillion rupees ($55.51 billion), from 1.35 trillion rupees during the same period in the previous fiscal year, while government spending marginally rose to 8.21 billion rupees, from 8.16 trillion rupees, the data showed.