Shumita Sharma Deveshwar

Director, India Research
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Slippery slope for fiscal consolidation

Overview

The government’s justification for pursuing countercyclical fiscal expansionary policies like most other global economies cannot continue to be a pretext for liberal spending. Its feat of achieving, or even undershooting, its fiscal deficit target for FY11 is not a sustainable trend as the build-up of macro headwinds, particularly with regard to inflation, is making the already difficult political environment for subsidy and tax reform even...

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