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Buzzwords in the Economic Survey

A look at some of the key words that Volume-I of the Economic Survey has used several times

Economic Survey, Budget
Copies of the Economic Survey, 2014-15, being carried for distribution among the members of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday.

The Economic Survey 2014-15, tabled in Parliament on Friday, was high on growth but cautious on reforms. While the government’s key initiatives were spoken about in detail, some of its pet themes were mentioned several times in the document. It was no surprise that the words ‘GDP’ and ‘growth’, reflecting a cause for concern the world over amid tight economic conditions, were used 119 and 280 times, respectively, in the first volume of the Economic Survey. Also, true to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ pitch to boost domestic ...