Generally, the government front-loads the borrowing to leave the second half to corporate borrowers to raise money. However, in 2018-19, the government decided to borrow 47.5 per cent in the first half, as bond yields moved up rapidly since September 2017. The share of the total borrowing is largely in line with market expectations. The expectations was that there will be 60-62 per cent borrowing in the first half (H1).
The calendar released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on its website showed that the weekly borrowing would be Rs 17,000 crore, less than