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Economic Survey: GDP growth in 2016-17 placed at 7.1%, down from 7.6% in 2015-16; India’s trade-GDP ratio is now greater than China’s

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley On Tuesday Presented The Economic Survey In Parliament, A Day Before Presenting The Union Budget. Drafted By Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, It Is Expected To Give Strong Pre-budget Indications.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 31 Jan 2017, 04:33:52 PM
Budget Session of Parliament: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Economic Survey 2017 in Parliament

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday presented the Economic Survey in Parliament, a day before presenting the Union Budget. Drafted by Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, it is expected to give strong pre-budget indications.

Economic Survey is basically the official report of the economy which is presented every year, usually a day before the Union Budget is presented.

Also Read: Union Budget 2017: What is Economic Survey? Here is all you need to know

The Union budget for the financial year 2016-2017 will be presented on February 1 by the Finance Minister. This Budget is also crucial considering the fact that 5 states are going to polls around plus Railway Budget will also be with the union budget for the first time.

Here are live updates:

#India’s trade-GDP ratio is now greater than China’s: Economic Survey

#FDI reform measures were implemented, allowing India to become one of the world’s largest recipients of FDI: Economic Survey

#Demonetisation has had short-term costs but holds the potential for long-term benefits: Economic Survey 

#GDP growth rate at constant market prices for year 2016-17 placed at 7.1 % as per the Advance Estimates by the CSO

#The decline in Fiscal Deficit has continued: Economic Survey

#Inflation is repeatedly being driven by narrow group of food items, pulses being major contributor of food inflation: Economic Survey

#The current account deficit (CAD) narrowed in the first half (H1) of 2016-17 to 0.3 % of GDP: Economic Survey

#Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) averaged 2.9 per cent during April-December 2016

#Headline inflation as measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained under control for the third successive financial year: Economic Survey

#Growth rate of the industrial sector estimated to moderate to 5.2% in 2016-17 from 7.4% in 2015-16

#Agriculture sector to grow at 4.1 per cent in the current year up from 1.2 per cent in 2015-16

#Economic Survey 2016-17 suggests setting up of a centralised Public Sector Asset Rehabilition Agency

#Economic Survey: Universal Basic Income (UBI) Scheme an alternative to plethora of State subsidies for poverty

#Fiscal activism embraced by advanced economies not relevant for India: Economic Survey 2016-17

#In creating one Economic India, Technology, Economics and Politics are Surging Ahead

#Labour migration in India increasing at an accelerating rate, reveals new study: Economic Survey 2016-17

#Property Tax can be tapped to generate Additional Revenue at City Level

#Redistributive Resource Transfers (RRT) should be significantly linked to fiscal and governance efforts on the part real per capita GSDP between 1983 and 2014, shows across-the-board improvement: Economic Survey 2016-17

#Economic growth expected to return to normal as new currency notes in required quantities come back into circulation

#On balance, there is a likelihood that Indian economy may recover back to 6 ¾ per cent to 7 ½ per cent in 2017-18

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First Published : 31 Jan 2017, 12:19:00 PM