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NITI's growth rate target realistic, not wishful thinking: VC Rajiv Kumar

States are best placed to assess where the distress is and what palliatives are given, says Niti Aayog's V-C Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar
Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog's 'Strategy for New India @75' document aims to accelerate India's economic growth to 8-9 per cent and make the country a $5-trillion economy by 2030. Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar told Indivjal Dhasmana that the targets are realistic and achievable. Edited excerpts from the interview: Are targets set in the strategic paper not sort of wishful thinking than achievable goals, say for example annual average economic growth rate of 8 per cent for the next five years, when the government is projecting 7.5 per cent for the current financial ...