Indian economy contracts 23.9% in the April-June quarter

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The Indian economy contracted by 23.9% in the April-June quarter of this fiscal amid the COVID-19 crisis, official data showed on Monday. The gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded by 5.2 per cent in the corresponding April-June period of 2019-20, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

The government had imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. The Centre began easing the lockdown for certain economic activities from April 20 onwards.



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Most rating agencies had projected contraction in India's GDP for the first quarter of 2020-21. China's economy grew by 3.2% in April-June after recording a decline of 6.8% in January-March 2020.

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