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"Optimistic About Indian Economy's Growth in 2023 - 24"



  Sep 23, 2023

Indian Economy 2023-24


Optimistic About Indian Economy in 2023-24

In the midst of a challenging global economic environment, the Indian economy exhibited resilience and stability in the financial year 2022-23. Several factors contributed to this positive performance:
 
1. Inflation Control: Despite a surge in inflation (7.8%) caused by global price increases in crude oil, food, fertilizers, and metals, inflation moderated in the second half of the year due to measures taken by the central government.
 
2. Monetary and Fiscal Policies: Proactive monetary policy, supply management, and fiscal consolidation played key roles in stabilizing the economy.
 
3. Current Account: A comfortable current account level contributed to macroeconomic stability.
 
4. Banking Sector Health: The banking sector, financial institutions, and corporate entities maintained strong and healthy balance sheets.
 
5. Digital Revolution: The digital revolution, along with policy initiatives to make India a global manufacturing hub, boosted the economy.
 
6. Service Sector: There was a resurgence in the competitiveness of the service sector.
 
7. Employment: Labor market conditions improved, with urban areas witnessing increased involvement of the labor force, surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
 
8. Formal Employment: The organized sector showed recovery in job creation, indicated by increased subscribers to Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO).
 
9. Manufacturing and Infrastructure: Manufacturing activity remained robust, and infrastructure and capital goods production benefited from government-led investments.
 
10. Positive Outlook: Despite global challenges, India's domestic macroeconomic and financial conditions, along with new growth opportunities, position the country favorably.
 
Looking ahead to 2023-24, the Indian economy is expected to maintain its momentum, with a projected real GDP growth of 6.5%. Assumptions for this projection include sound macroeconomic policies, softer commodity prices, a robust financial sector, healthy corporate sectors, continued fiscal policy focus on government expenditure quality, and opportunities arising from global supply chain realignment.
 
However, risks remain, including slowing global growth, geopolitical tensions, and potential financial market volatility. Effective mitigation through structural reforms could ensure India achieves its growth target of around 7%. Overall, the Indian economy is anticipated to exhibit resilience amid a backdrop of easing inflationary pressures.


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