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Next stimulus should focus on short-gestation infra projects: NITI Aayog VC

According to him, recovery in August and September was quite smart, and it has been witnessed across many high frequency indicators

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NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

Press Trust of India New Delhi
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said the Indian economy might end up with a lower contraction in the current fiscal than projected by various organisations and also stressed that the next stimulus should focus on short-gestation infrastructure projects.

Participating in a virtual event organised by Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), Kumar said helicopter money is not something that the government is looking at.

Generally, helicopter money refers to quantitative easing policy by the central bank to ensure more liquidity in the system.

"There are some people who now say that it may not be as bad

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 8:41 PM IST

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