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Indian economy clearly on recovery path: Jaitley

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Indian economy clearly on recovery path: Jaitley
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Washington: Indian economy is now clearly on a recovery path with a 7.4% growth in the first three quarters and the government is committed to maintain overall macroeconomic conditions on a sustained basis, finance minister Arun Jaitley has said.
“We are committed to maintain overall macroeconomic conditions on a sustained basis so that the Indian economy is able to achieve and sustain growth of 8% and above,” Jaitley said in his address to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.
“The Indian economy is now clearly on a recovery path,” he said, adding India’s growth recovered to 7.4% in the first three quarters (April-December) of 2014-15 as compared with 7.0% during the same period of 2013-14.
Advance estimates have also placed the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the full year of 2014-15 at 7.4%. Medium-term growth prospects have also improved following recent policy initiatives towards unlocking coal and other mining activity, liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) limits and a renewed thrust on public investment in infrastructure, which would help to improve the investment climate.
Inflation, which was a major concern for India during 2010-13, has moderated significantly, he said.
Consumer price index (CPI) inflation, which is now used as the main measure of headline inflation by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), declined to 5.2% in March 2015 from 11.2% in November 2013, he said.
In terms of the flexible inflation targeting framework adopted recently, going forward, the RBI will seek to bring the inflation rate to the mid-point of the band of 4 +/- 2%, i.e., to 4% by the end of a two year period starting fiscal year 2016-17, Jaitley told the world body.
Noting that India has continued on the path of fiscal consolidation, he said the GFD of the central government, which was 5.7% of GDP in 2011-12, declined to 4.1% in 2014-15 and is budgeted to decline further to 3.9% in 2015-16.
India’s current account deficit (CAD) declined sharply from 4.8% of GDP in 2012-13 to 1.7% in 2013-14 and is expected to decline further to 1.3% in 2014-15. PTI
 

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With a pro active govt in place & a wokaholic like NaMo at the throan, this was bound to happen. Just give him time. We will grow at a rapid pace. :welcome:
 

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