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Is Indian economy losing steam? Here’s what P Chidambaram and Neelkanth Mishra have to say


Mar 18, 2023

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday, pointed out that the Indian economy is losing steam contemplating the fall in quarterly GDP figures. His views came following the country’s GDP improvement slowed more in the December quarter as pent-up demand eased and weakness in the manufacturing sector continued. India registered 4.4 per cent year-on-year improvement in the October-December quarter, down from six.3 per cent in the July-September quarter. The figure stood at 13.5 per cent in the April-June quarter final year.

Though sharing his views at India These days Conclave, Chidambaram pointed out, “My estimate (for India’s GDP improvement) is amongst 4.1 per cent and 4.3 per cent for the fourth quarter. So, it is a declining quarterly improvement cost, which indicates the Indian economy is losing steam.”

Will India continue to create much more swiftly than other economies in the planet? Chidambaram added that China, when it grows at 3 per cent or 3.5 per cent, will nonetheless add a lot of occasions the annual output than India rising at 7 per cent.

“China is five and a half occasions larger than India. Hence, the relevant quantity is the per capita earnings which shows that we are nonetheless a quite poor nation,” he pointed out.

On the other hand, Neelkanth Mishra, Equity Strategist, Credit Suisse and advisor to the Prime Minister is bullish on the GDP improvement and the Indian economy. “India is noticed as a steady economy amid the ongoing worldwide monetary turbulence. It will continue to attract foreign investors which can bring capabilities and technologies,” he pointed out adding the expectations of India’s GDP improvement really should seriously be that it will contribute to 12-15 per cent of incremental improvement much more than the subsequent five years.

He also added that the quarterly GDP numbers are exceptionally inaccurate. “As per NSO (National Statistical Workplace) numbers, the fourth quarter GDP improvement is going to be six per cent. “Everyone expects FY24 GDP to be six per cent plus. But, I take into consideration it really should seriously be 7 per cent. Sales of the BSE 500 firms also show that there is entirely no slowdown in output,” Mishra added.

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