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India's Q1 GDP: Disappointing numbers

Lower than expected growth poses hard questions


Business Standard Editorial Comment New Delhi
The National Statistical Office, which is under the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, has released its estimates for gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter (Q1) of this fiscal year, 2022-23. The headline number is that GDP at constant prices in the first quarter showed 13.5 per cent growth year on year. This is a deceptively high level, given the base effect. It needs to be remembered that the equivalent quarter of the previous year, April-June 2021, was when the devastating second wave of the coronavirus epidemic was raging through the country. Even though there was no

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 11:04 PM IST

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