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PM to interact with leading economists tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will interact with leading economists and sectoral experts tomorrow to deliberate on economic policy roadmap for promoting growth and employment.

The meeting, being organised by think tank NITI Aayog, will be attended by a host of ministers including Minister Arun Jaitley, NITI Aayog functionaries and leading economists.

"will interact with leading economists and the experts across sectors from all over the country at NITI Aayog tomorrow," an official statement said today.

The select group of economists and various sector experts have been invited by NITI Aayog for the deliberations with the on 'Economic Policy: The Road Ahead'.

According to the statement, the discussion will focus on six broad themes: Macroeconomic Balances, Agriculture and Rural Development, Urban Development, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Employment, Manufacturing and and Health and Education.

It further said that the emphasis is on sharing the views of the experts from all over the country on the road ahead for the economic policy to steer the nation towards a New envisioned by the prime minister.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of latest estimates of national income by (CSO) which showed that India's growth is expected to slow down to four- year low of 6.5 per cent this fiscal, the lowest under the Modi-led

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and 8 per cent in the preceding year. It was 7.5 per cent in 2014-15.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 19:35 IST