NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) - India's fiscal deficit
during the April-December period was 4.07 trillion
rupees ($76.22 billion), or 78.8 percent of the budgeted full
fiscal year 2012/13 target, government data showed on Thursday.
During the same period in the previous fiscal year, the
deficit was 92.3 percent of the budgetary target.
Net tax receipts for April-December stood at 4.84 trillion
rupees while total expenditure was 9.91 trillion rupees.
In March 2012, the government had budgeted a fiscal deficit
of 5.14 trillion rupees, or 5.1 percent of the gross domestic
product (GDP), for the current fiscal year that ends in March.
However, in October, strained finances forced New Delhi to
revise the deficit target to 5.3 percent.
($1 = 53.3950 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; editing by Malini Menon)