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What is Primary Deficit?
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It is difference between

Fiscal Deficit of Current year

and

Net Interest Payments

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FORMULA
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PRIMARY DEFICIT

= FISCAL DEFICIT - NET INTEREST LIABILITY

=FISCAL DEFICIT - (INT PAYMENT ON LOAN TAKEN - INT RECEIVED ON LOAN GIVEN)

### NCERT Questions

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No questions in this part
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### Other Books

#### Question 1

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In the following questions, select the correct answers:
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Primary defect in a government budget is:
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- Revenue expenditure - Revenue receipts
- Total expenditure - Total receipts
- Revenue defect - Interest Payments
- Fiscal deficit - Interest Payments

D. Fiscal deficit - Interest Payments

#### Question 2

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Which of the following statements is true?
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- Fiscal deficit is the difference between total expenditure and total receipts
- Primary Deficit is the difference between total receipt and interest payments
- Fiscal Deficit is the sum of Primary Deficit and Interest Payments

C Fiscal Deficit is the sum of Primary Deficit and Interest Payments

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Explanation
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Primary Deficit = Fiscal deficit - Interest Payments

Primary Deficit + Interest Payments = Fiscal deficit

#### Question 3

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Primary deficit in a government budget is zero, when _____.
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- Revenue Deficit is zero
- Net Interest Payments are zero
- Fiscal defict is zero
- Fiscal defict is equal to interest payment

D. Fiscal defict is equal to interest payment

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Explanation
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Primary Deficit = Fiscal deficit - Interest Payments

When

Fiscal Deficit = Interest Payments

Primary Deficit = Fiscal deficit - Fiscal Deficit

Primary Deficit = 0