Budget 2024: India’s capital expenditure outlay may see 10% hike thanks to tax income, RBI’s bumper dividend payout

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India’s capital expenditure outlay for FY25 may see a rise of 8-10% from the Rs 11.11 lakh crore allotted within the interim funds. This is due to better-than-expected tax income and a document surplus switch from the RBI.
“Both tax and non-tax revenue are expected to be better,” a senior official instructed ET. “Additional surplus transfer from RBI provides enough headroom to spend more.”
The interim funds for the present election yr was offered by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in February, with the total funds anticipated to be introduced roughly a month after the formation of the brand new authorities, following the declaration of election outcomes on June 4.

Capex profile for FY25

The Reserve Bank of India’s current announcement of a Rs 2.1 lakh crore surplus switch to the Centre may very well be partially utilized by the federal government to strengthen capital expenditure within the present yr, sustaining its concentrate on public investment-led development to assist the gradual improve in personal funding.
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India’s capital expenditure noticed important will increase of 42% in FY22 and 24% in FY23. The interim funds for FY25 lowered this development to 11.1% from the budgeted capex in FY24, which had risen by 35.9% from the earlier yr, aligning with the federal government’s fiscal consolidation path.
The Centre goals to scale back its fiscal deficit from 5.8% in FY24 (RE) to 5.1% in FY25, with remaining figures to be launched by the top of this month. “It is not possible to match large increases of past few years in capex growth but some additional support can be provided,” the official mentioned.
Sitharaman not too long ago cited a research by the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), stating that every rupee invested in capital expenditure in India multiplies financial output by 4.8 instances.
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Economists imagine a modest improve could be applicable, with Bank of Baroda chief economist Madan Sabnavis commenting, “A single-digit hike is fine and even fiscally viable. Capex growth of 20-25% would not make much sense, so a tapering down is both evident and required.”
He additional famous that improved tax income and dividends from public sector enterprises would possibly allow the federal government to handle any improve in subsidy payments whereas sustaining management over the fiscal deficit.


Nilesh Desai
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