Highlights from India’s annual economic survey ahead of budget 2021

Jan 29, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

​Survey finding 1: India’s GDP may shrink 7.7 percent in FY21

Govt spending can drive GDP growth to 11 percent in financial year 2022

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Survey finding 2: Need to increase allocation for public health from 2.5 percent to 3 percent of GDP

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​Survey finding 2: Increase allocation for public health from 2.5 percent to 3 percent of GDP

This can reduce out of pocket expense by patients by more than half to 30 percent

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​Survey finding 3: Chief Economic Advisor slams global ratings agencies

“India is the 5th largest economy rated at lowest rung of investment-grade”

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​Survey finding 3: Chief Economic Advisor slams ratings agencies

“India’s policy must not remain beholden to a noisy, biased measures,” survey says

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​Survey finding 4: India has enough forex reserves to survive significantly shock

“It can cover an additional 2.8 standard deviation negative event.”

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​Survey finding 5: Redistribution is possible..

..only if the economy grows, says Chief Economic Advisor

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Survey finding 6: V-shaped economic recovery likely

It will take at least 2 years to get back to pre-pandemic GDP levels.

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