The government annually fixes a target for the disinvestment of the PSUs. In 1991-92 the target was 2500 crores and they managed to get 3040 crores. In 1998-99 they managed to get 5040 crore while the target was 5000. Though the government exceeded their target, scholars feel that the government PSUs are undervalued and hence the government loses a lot of money when they sell the PSUs in the private sector. The money got from the sale where used to fund the shortage and not in further development of the PSUs.