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PM to meet economists, sectoral experts on Jan 10

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With about three weeks left for Union Budget 2018-19, Modi will meet leading economists and sectoral experts at Aayog on January 10 to deliberate on steps which could be taken to boost growth and generate employment.

The meeting, according to a senior official, will be attended by and members of Aayog, members of to the (EAC-PM), economists and sectoral experts.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of latest estimates of national 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.

Minister will present Union Budget on February 1, the last budget of the before the 2019 election.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:11 IST