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Budget 2019: Fiscal deficit target tenable? Swaminathan Aiyar explains

In his interim Budget speech, Union Minister Piyush Goyal pegged the fiscal deficit of the year 2019-20 at 3.4 per cent of the GDP. He also claimed that the government has maintained the glide path towards the target of 3 per cent of fiscal deficit to be achieved by 2020-21. How much of it is tenable? Swaminathan Aiyar, Consulting Editor, The Economic Times explains.
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