India as a system of dollars
Chief Financial Advisor KV Subramanian
New Delhi: The reforms announced in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will help transform India into a $ 5 trillion ($ 5 trillion) economy, said KV Subramanian, chief economic adviser to the central government. He said economic growth is likely to slow to 1 2 per cent by the end of this financial year and is likely to pick up to 15.5 per cent in 2021-22. Subramanian reminded that the estimates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were higher than the central government’s economic survey.
Due to Kovid the economic growth rates of the countries of the world have dropped significantly. He said India would return to its former state faster and stronger than ever. Responding to a question, he said the withdrawal of investment from a public sector insurer would continue. It will compete with private insurers, he said. He expressed optimism that the 6.8 per cent fiscal deficit set by the government would be met by next year.