Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicFiscal deficit

Topic: fiscal deficit

Centre could cut spending for first time in 3 years to meet fiscal deficit target, says report

The Modi govt is keen to rein in the fiscal deficit as it is well above the historical levels of 4% and 5%, having shot up to a record of 9.3% during the first year of Covid.

Prudence over populism — why Modi govt must resist rolling out big-ticket schemes in Budget 2023

In the next budget, last of Modi govt's 2nd term, announcing a glide path to a deficit target of 4.5% of GDP by 2025-26 would lend credibility to its fiscal consolidation initiatives.

Why are Bihar, Punjab, Rajasthan fiscally stressed? Every state has its own root cause

Bihar has lowest own tax revenue, Punjab high committed expenditures, while Rajasthan has deviated from fiscal deficit target. Such states need to balance vote bank & fiscal prudence.

Why Modi govt is on strong ground on fiscal deficit but some states are struggling

Central govt's fiscal deficit touched 21% of full-year target in April-June quarter. But going forward, buoyant tax collections could help manage higher than budgeted expenditure.

Modi govt plans to scrap LPG subsidy under PAHAL as economic woes hit revenues

The PAHAL scheme was first launched under the UPA government in 2013, and was then revised and relaunched after the Modi government came to power in 2014.

Indian economy has a twin deficit problem. To counter it, govt needs to juggle growth & stability

The government will have to do a balancing act, maintaining growth and macroeconomic stability by keeping fiscal and current account deficits within manageable limits.

India’s fiscal deficit for 2021-22 at 6.7% of GDP, lower than earlier estimate

The government in the revised estimates in the Budget for 2022-23 forecast a higher fiscal deficit of 6.9% of the GDP for the fiscal ended in March.

Sri Lanka, Pakistan hold lessons for India — from fiscal indiscipline to populist measures

The government must be restricted to the essential investments —defence, policing, courts, public health, basic social and economic infrastructure.

How rupee affects macroeconomics, domestic competition, and why its fall isn’t all bad news

India’s enormous dependence on oil imports makes the rupee extremely vulnerable. It is currently the worst-performing Asian currency.

LIC IPO inflow will be larger than budgeted, ‘done’ by March this year: Economic Affairs Secy

So far, the govt has raised Rs 12,029 cr from disinvestments in FY22, Budget has revised target down to Rs 78,000 cr. Assumption is that the rest will be brought in via LIC IPO.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.