Finance minister Piyush Goyal (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Finance minister Piyush Goyal (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Govt seeks House nod for additional gross spend of 1.98 trillion

  • Net cash outgo at 51,433.28 crore
  • Gross additional expenditure aggregates to 1,47,396.87 crore

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday sought Parliament's nod for gross additional expenditure of 1,98,831.36 crore during the current fiscal year.

The third batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants, tabled by finance minister Piyush Goyal in the Lok Sabha, said the net cash outgo aggregates to 51,433.28 crore. The gross additional expenditure, aggregating to 1,47,396.87 crore, would be matched by savings by ministries and higher receipts.

Of the total net cash outgo, the document pegged 19,481 crore for the Ministry of Agriculture and 4,840.75 crore for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The government is also seeking over 4,700 crore for the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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