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Fiscal Deficit For FY25 Pegged At 5.1 Pc Of GDP Against 5.8 Pc In Current Fiscal: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that the fiscal deficit in FY24 is expected at 5.8 per cent of GDP, down from 5.9 per cent estimated earlier. 

Fiscal Deficit For FY25 Pegged At 5.1 Pc Of GDP Against 5.8 Pc In Current Fiscal: FM

New Delhi: The fiscal deficit for 2024-25 is estimated at 5.1 per cent of GDP against 5.8 per cent in the current financial year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. This is an interim budget just before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. Presenting the interim Budget 2024-25, Sitharaman said tax receipts for 2024-25 projected is projected at Rs 26.02 lakh crore.

She informed that the fiscal deficit in FY24 is expected at 5.8 per cent of GDP, down from 5.9 per cent estimated earlier. (Also Read: Budget 2024: 30 Crore Loans Under PM Mudra Yojana Given To Women Entrepreneurs, says FM)

The Union government's fiscal deficit touched Rs 9.82 lakh crore or 55 per cent of the annual Budget target at December-end 2023. In the corresponding period last year, the deficit was 59.8 per cent of the budget estimates for 2022-23. 

Sitharaman also said 50-year interest-free loans of Rs 75,000 crore to be extended to states to realise the dream of a developed India and added that every challenge of pre-2014 was overcome through our economic management. (Also Read: 'Modi Govt Will Get Resounding Mandate': FM Nirmala Sitharaman Predicts BJP's Return In 2024 Polls In Budget Speech)