New Delhi, July 10 (PTI) The Reserve Bank today said the government will sell four dated securities for Rs 18,000 crore on July 14 through auction.

The auction will be conducted using the multiple price method.

Up to 5 per cent of the amount will be allotted for eligible individuals and institutions as per the scheme for non-competitive bidding facility in the auction of Government Securities, RBI said.

The result of the auctions will be announced on the same day, the central bank said in a statement.

Payment by successful bidders will be on July 17.

Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction have to be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system.

The stocks will qualify for the ready forward facility, RBI said.

The government has plans to borrow Rs 3.72 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the current fiscal, which is about 64 per cent of the borrowing target for full year.

To finance the fiscal deficit of 3.2 per cent of GDP for 2017-18, the Budget had pegged gross borrowing at Rs 5.8 lakh crore and net borrowing at Rs 4.25 lakh crore.

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