13 August, 2009

The worth of a Rupeee and where it comes from & goes


Out of every rupee that enters the government's coffers, 29 paise is from borrowings and other debt, with corporation tax contributing 22 paise and income tax another 12 paise. Of the remaining, customs and excise duties account for 10 paise each, with another 10 paise coming from non-tax revenue. Service taxes amount to 6 paise, while non-debt capital receipts contribute 1 paise. On the expenditure side, 20 paise of each rupee spent is on interest payments. Then another 18 paise is on central plan outlay. The central government has to give states 15 paise for their share of taxes and duties. Other non-plan expenditure accounts for 14 paise. Defence accounts for 13 paise, while subsidies on food, fertilisers and energy costs 9 paise. Expenditure on state and union territory plan and non-plan assistance are 7 and 4 paise, respectively.

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