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Centre to borrow ₹7.5 trillion in April-September FY25

The government has finalized its borrowing programme for the first half of FY25 in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.

The market borrowing would be completed through 26 weekly auctions. (Photo: Mint)Premium
The market borrowing would be completed through 26 weekly auctions. (Photo: Mint)

New Delhi: The Centre will borrow 7.5 trillion in the first half of the upcoming financial year.

The borrowing for FY25 would be done by issuing dated government securities along with 12,000 crore of sovereign green bonds. In the interim budget for FY25, the government pegged its borrowing from the market at 14.13 trillion.

A finance ministry statement on Wednesday said the government has finalized its borrowing programme for the first half of FY25 in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.

"Out of gross market borrowing of 14.13 lakh crore (trillion) projected for FY 2024-25 in the union budget, 7.50 lakh crore (53.08%) is planned to be borrowed in the first half through dated securities, including 12,000 crore through issuance of sovereign green bonds," the statement said.

Based on market feedback and in line with global market practices, the government has introduced a new dated security with a 15-year tenor. Through the 15-year security, the Centre will borrow 1.04 trillion in the first half of the next financial year.

The market borrowing would be completed through 26 weekly auctions. During H1FY25, the size of the weekly government bond auctions will range from 22,000 crore to 38,000 crore.

The government will continue to carry out switching of securities to smoothen the redemption profile and will have the right to exercise greenshoe option to retain an additional subscription of up to 2,000 crore against each of the securities indicated in the auction notifications.

The weekly borrowing through issuance of treasury bills in the first quarter of FY25 is expected to be 27,000 crore for the first seven auctions and 22,000 crore for the subsequent six. The Centre will issue 91-day treasury bills worth 1.44 trillion, 182-day T-bills worth 79,000 crore, and 364-day T-bills worth 98,000 crore.

"To take care of temporary mismatches in government accounts, the Reserve Bank of India has fixed the Ways and Mean Advances (WMA) limit for H1 of FY 2024-25 at 1.50 lakh crore," the statement said.

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Published: 27 Mar 2024, 08:01 PM IST
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