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World Bank projects 7.3% growth for India in FY19 and 7.5% in FY20

The economy is expected to grow at 6.6% in the current financial year ending March 31

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

World Bank
World Bank

The on Wednesday projected India's GDP growth at 7.3 per cent for the next financial year and accelerate further to 7.5 per cent in 2019-20.

The World Bank's biannual publication, India Development Update: India's Growth Story, expects the economy to clock a growth rate of 6.7 per cent in the current financial year ending March 31.

The report, however, observed that a growth of over 8 per cent will require "continued reform and a widening of their scope" aimed at resolving issues related to credit and investment, and enhancing competitiveness of exports.

"The is likely to recover from the impact of and the GST, and growth should revert slowly to a level consistent with its proximate factors - that is, to about 7.5 per cent a year," the report said.

In November 2016, the government had scrapped high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in a bid to check black money, among others.

Later, India implemented its biggest indirect tax reform - (GST).

Both of these initiatives had impacted the economic activities in the country in short run.

India's economic growth had slipped to a three year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June quarter of the current financial year, though it recovered in the subsequent quarters.

The economy is expected to grow at 6.6 per cent in the current financial year ending March 31, according to the second advanced estimates of the (CSO), compared to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17. The earlier estimate was 6.5 per cent.

The tabled in Parliament has projected a growth rate of 7 to 7.5 per cent in the 2018-19 financial year.

The report further said that accelerating the growth rate will also require continued integration into

It pitches for making growth more inclusive and enhancing the effectiveness of the Indian public sector.

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:35 IST