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Economic Survey 2018: FY18 GDP at 6.75%; GST, bankruptcy code growth drivers

Reforms of the past year to allow real GDP growth to reach 7.5% in 2018-19, regain fastest growing major economy tag for India

PM Narendra Modi, along with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Ministers of State Jitendra Singh and Arjun Ram Meghwal, addresses the media on the first day of the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi
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PM Narendra Modi, along with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Ministers of State Jitendra Singh and Arjun Ram Meghwal, addresses the media on the first day of the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in Parliament on Monday, forecasts gross domestic product growth for 2018-19 at 7-7.5 per cent, compared with a forecast of 6.75 per cent in the current fiscal year.

“A series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 percent this fiscal and will rise to 7.0 to 7.5 per cent in 2018-19, thereby re-instating India as the world‘s fastest growing major economy,” an official statement said, after the tabling of the survey, adding that “the reform measures undertaken in 2017-18 can be strengthened further in 2018-19.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 1:11 PM IST

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