THE EFFECT OF FISCAL DEFICIT ON WHOLE SALE PRICE INDEX IN INDIA
Group 7 – Sec A
Ankit Rout (U111007)
Chinmaya Swain (U111017)
Kavindra Sharma (U111027)
Nikhil Lukose (U111037)
Samik Bhattacharjee (U111047)
Swarup Kumar Mishra (U111057)
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For the last several years the GDP of India has been growing rapidly. The real GDP growth of India averaged 8.5% in the five years ending March 2010. But at the same time food price inflation and consumer price inflation too have been on the increasing curve. The relationship between fiscal deficit and inflation which is measured by WPI in India is an important issue in macroeconomics study. The main purpose of the study is to analyze the relationship between budget deficit and Whole Sale Price Index. The fiscal deficit influences demand and thereby inflation management of any country. So any increase in fiscal deficit will impact the management of inflation and WPI.
It is government's total expenditures minus the total revenue that it generates (excluding money from borrowings). Deficit is different from debt, which is an accumulation of yearly deficits. The total borrowing requirement from all the sources of the government can be found out from the fiscal deficit figure. Primarily, the... [continues]
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