Shaktikanta Das says economy will grow more than 7% next fiscal

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New Delhi, Feb 4: Stepping up the growth pitch, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Saturday expressed confidence that the economy will grow upwards of 7 per cent in the next fiscal.

"For this year's GDP growth, we have to wait till March-end. But next year, it will be upwards of 7 per cent," he said.

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das

Drawing on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statements, the secretary said there will be transient impact of demonetisation on the economy, but it will not spill over to the next fiscal.

A large part of economy is moving towards digital transactions, he noted. Despite the global headwinds, Das said India's growth remains much stronger.

"It has stayed afloat. Not only stayed afloat, but also doing well. Our commitment is to push growth momentum," he explained.

Listing various reforms and measures announced in the Budget, Das spoke of gains for farmers from integration of spot and derivative market in commodity. He also dubbed announcement on contract farming and UGC as very big reforms.


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