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Economic Survey 2019 Highlights: Bullish on growth despite tepid numbers

The revised fiscal glide path, as per the Survey released on Thursday, envisages achieving fiscal deficit of 3 per cent of GDP by FY 2020-21

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Economic Survey for 2018-19 was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, a day ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget for 2019-20. The Survey, which is the government’s report card for the year gone by and presents the health of the economy, comes at a time when the economy is slowing and consumption has staggered. As per data released a few days ago, India's GDP growth came in at 5.8 per cent for the January – March quarter, sharply down from 6.6 per cent in the previous quarter, well below forecasts and the slowest in over four years. The revised fiscal ...