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National Infra Pipeline final report doesn't account for Covid-19 slowdown

Copy-pastes optimistic statements from interim report but removes GDP projections

Infra investments: Getting the mojo back

In fact, Covid-19, and its impact on India’s economic growth, the centre and states’ capital spending, impact on labour and on infrastructure projects has not been mentioned anywhere in the report

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
The final report by the task force on the National Infrastructure Pipeline was made public, on Thursday, in an environment far removed from the one in which Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the pipeline and released an interim report on December 31.

Yet, the final report contains the exact same optimistic lines of economic growth going ahead. The only change from the interim and final reports, on growth, is that the final report does not have nominal gross domestic product growth estimates, which were there in the interim report but removed from the final report.

“We expect India’s GDP to recover in

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First Published: Apr 30 2020 | 11:01 PM IST

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