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India may widen fiscal deficit target to spend Rs 500 billion in 2017-18

REUTERS
Published Sep 21, 2017, 6:42 pm IST
Updated Sep 21, 2017, 7:09 pm IST
On Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was looking for ways to lift economic growth.
The Indian government is considering a plan to loosen the fiscal deficit target so that it could spend an additional Rs 500 billion to bolster the economy. Photo: PTI
 The Indian government is considering a plan to loosen the fiscal deficit target so that it could spend an additional Rs 500 billion to bolster the economy. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Indian government is considering a plan to loosen the fiscal deficit target so that it could spend an additional Rs 500 billion ($7.7 billion) in the financial year ending in March 2018, two government sources said on Thursday.

Both the officials declined to be named as the plan, aimed at reviving economic growth, is still to be made public.

 

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was looking for ways to lift economic growth, which slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the quarter to end-June.

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