IMF scales up India's FY22 GDP growth forecast to 12.5%; experts unsure

The Fund's projection suggests India would again become the world's fastest-growing large economy


The Washington-based global financial institution, in its annual World Economic Outlook ahead of the annual Spring meeting with the World Bank, said the Indian economy is expected to grow by 6.9% in 2022 (Photo: Bloomberg)

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its projection for India's economic growth in the current financial year by one percentage point to 12.5 per cent. Experts, however, say the estimate is highly ambitious, given the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the resultant partial lockdowns in some states.
The forecast, published in the IMF's World Economic Outlook, suggests India would again become the fastest-growing large economy in the world. In fact, India is the only country among major world economies that is projected to grow at a double-digit rate during FY22. China comes closest, with a forecast of 8.4 per cent economic expansion.

First Published: Apr 06 2021 | 6:04 PM IST

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