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Economy grew 7.1% in first half: Sitharaman

The Commerce Minister said so in a written reply in the Lok Sabha

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the economy grew by 7.1 per cent in the first half of 2016-17, though the central statistics office is yet to release Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the second (July-September) quarter. "Despite subdued growth in the world economy, India has maintained a GDP growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2014-15, 7.6 per cent in 2015-16 and 7.1 per cent during April to September of 2016-17," the minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, according to Press Trust of India. The economy grew by a five-quarter low of 7.1 ...

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 01:09 IST
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