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Economic Survey 2020 tabled in Parliament; projects growth at 6 to 6.5 per cent for the next fiscal

It has put current fiscal growth at five per cent and said the fiscal deficit target for current fiscal may need to be relaxed to revive growth. 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today tabled Economic Survey in both the houses of Parliament. The survey called for more reforms for making it easier to do business in country.

The survey said for India to achieve a five trillion US dollar economy depends on promoting pro-business policies, strengthening the invisible hand of the market and ease of  doing business.

The survey has given emphasis on entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation at the Grassroots. It said, about 1.24 lakh new firms were created in 2018, which is an increase of about 80 per cent from about 70,000 in 2014.

Talking about Creation of Jobs and boosting growth, the Survey said, India has unprecedented opportunity to chart a China-like labour-intensive, export trajectory. The survey emphasizes on creating jobs and growth by specialization in network products.

It said, the industrial sector as per Index of Industrial Production registered a growth of 0.6 per cent in 2019-20 (April-November) as compared to 5.0 per cent during 2018-19 (April-November).

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