March 29, 2023 11:25 pm

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday, mentioned that the Indian economy is losing steam thinking about the fall in quarterly GDP figures. His views came following the country’s GDP development slowed additional in the December quarter as pent-up demand eased and weakness in the manufacturing sector continued. India registered four.four per cent year-on-year development in the October-December quarter, down from six.three per cent in the July-September quarter. The figure stood at 13.five per cent in the April-June quarter final year.

Though sharing his views at India Currently Conclave, Chidambaram mentioned, “My estimate (for India’s GDP development) is involving four.1 per cent and four.three per cent for the fourth quarter. So, it is a declining quarterly development price, which indicates the Indian economy is losing steam.”

Will India continue to develop quicker than other economies in the globe? Chidambaram added that China, when it grows at three per cent or three.five per cent, will nevertheless add numerous occasions the annual output than India developing at 7 per cent.

“China is 5 and a half occasions bigger than India. Hence, the relevant quantity is the per capita earnings which shows that we are nevertheless a incredibly poor nation,” he mentioned.

On the other hand, Neelkanth Mishra, Equity Strategist, Credit Suisse and advisor to the Prime Minister is bullish on the GDP development and the Indian economy. “India is noticed as a steady economy amid the ongoing worldwide monetary turbulence. It will continue to attract foreign investors which can bring expertise and technologies,” he mentioned adding the expectations of India’s GDP development really should be that it will contribute to 12-15 per cent of incremental development more than the subsequent 5 years.

He also added that the quarterly GDP numbers are incredibly inaccurate. “As per NSO (National Statistical Workplace) numbers, the fourth quarter GDP development is going to be six per cent. “Everyone expects FY24 GDP to be six per cent plus. But, I assume it really should be 7 per cent. Sales of the BSE 500 corporations also show that there is definitely no slowdown in output,” Mishra added.

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