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Agriculture driving growth; open to more measures: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Says rebound particularly visible in rural sector even as she acknowledges forecasts by various agencies on GDP contraction for FY21

Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said the government would soon come out with a list of select ‘strategic sectors’ where the presence of state-owned companies would remain.

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said green shoots were visible in the economy and the agriculture sector was driving growth. The government, she said, had kept all options open in terms of future interventions to boost the economy.

“We have kept all options necessary absolutely open. The government is willing to participate, talk to everybody and see what best has to be done. Interventions can happen even in future, depending on how industry responds to us,” Sitharaman said at the US-India Business Council’s India Ideas Summit, through videoconferencing.

She acknowledged the forecasts by various agencies on India’s GDP contraction for 2020-21,

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 8:53 PM IST

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