We have sourced data from the Ministry of Finance to look at how much Government debt has been increased over the quarter.
It is observed that during April to June-19 there is a 4.4% increase in internal debt and 3.5% in external debt of Government as compared to the previous quarter.
The [Govt. Debt/GDP] ratio is still quite a comfortable figure so there is no such worry as pointed out by opposition party yesterday about rising Government debt.
|Central Govt debt( fig in lakh cr)|
|Internal Debt ( Main head )|
|91 day Treasury Bills||1.89||0.92||105%|
|14 day Treasury Bills||1.12||1.22||-8%|
|182 day Treasury Bills||1.44||1.19||21%|
|364 day Treasury Bills||1.98||2.08||-5%|
|Securities against Small Savings||6.04||6||1%|
|Source: Ministry of Finance|