India poised for stronger growth on structural reforms, Capital Expenditure push: CEA

NEW DELHI: According to Chief Economic Advisor KC Subramanian, India's macroeconomic fundamentals are much stronger and the country is all set for robust growth on the back of structural reforms, the government's Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) push and rapid vaccination,

The Chief Economic Advisor said the GDP data for the first quarter reaffirms the government's prediction of an imminent V-shaped recovery made last year. India's economic growth surged to 20.1 percent in the April-June quarter of this fiscal, helped by a low base in the year-ago period, amid a devastating second wave of the COVID-19.

The gross domestic product (GDP) had contracted by 24.4 percent in the corresponding April-June quarter of 2020-21, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Tuesday. On the inflation, he said it has witnessed a moderation in July compared to the previous month. "Our expectation is that the inflation in the next few months should be within that range, between 5-6 percent, but less than 6  percent" despite hardening global commodity prices, CEA said.


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