Ashok Chawla says "India to witness 7-7.5% growth this fiscal"

>> Friday, January 16, 2009

India is projected to witness a growth between 7-7.5% during the current financial year, after remaining in high growth path constantly for the last four years, said Ashok Chawla, secretary, department of economic affairs.

Whereas, the pace of growth next year is dependent upon how long the global recession lasts and how quickly capital flows return to normal, he added. With the presence of strong domestic demand stimulus, he added further that the India expected to maintain a strong pace of economic growth despite continuation of global recession.

India has taken a number of steps to inject liquidity into the financial systems, recapitalized banks and other systemically important institutions to tide over the crisis, he said.

Chawla identified banking sectors and capital markets as areas where the expert teams of India and China to jointly work and evolve a time-bound strategy for closer engagement.

Financial sector reform process would play as a key to improve productivity, efficiency, profitability and coverage of the system, he emphasized. - MyIRIS.