|The Finance Minister, Dr. Raman Singh presented the Budget for
Chhattisgarh for financial year 2017-18 on March 6, 2017. Total
expenditure for 2017-18 is estimated to be Rs 76,032 crore, 7.6% higher
than the revised estimates of 2016-17. Total receipts (excluding
borrowings) for 2017-18 are estimated to be Rs 66,885 crore, an increase
of 5.3% over the revised estimates of 2016-17. Revenue surplus for
2017-18 is targeted at Rs 4,781 crore, or 1.7% of GSDP. Fiscal deficit
is targeted at Rs 9,647 crore (3.49% of GSDP).