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Ahead of Budget 2018, PM and economists brainstorm on ways to revive growth

The meeting with over 40 economists and sectoral experts came weeks before the NDA-government presents its fifth and final full budget

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Modi on Wednesday brainstormed with economists and experts on the state of the as the looks to revive growth which is set to hit a 4-year low.

The meeting with over 40 economists and sectoral experts came weeks before the NDA-presents its fifth and final full that would look to address pain points in the and boosting growth to 7-8 per cent.

The interactive session, organised by NITI Aayog, was on the theme, 'Economic Policy The Road Ahead'.

It had participants express their views on macro-economy, agriculture, rural development, employment, health, education, manufacturing, exports, urban development, infrastructure and connectivity.

"In his intervention, the thanked various participants for their suggestions and observations, on various aspects of the In particular, he appreciated the quality of suggestions that had come from various subject experts," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

It however did not provide details about the deliberations.

The meeting was attended by several Union Ministers, including NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar, and senior officers from the Centre and NITI Aayog were also present.

The (CSO) has projected India's growth to slow to 4-year low of 6.5 per cent in the current fiscal in the backdrop of introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:56 IST