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New Delhi: The government on Friday slightly revised downwards India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2014-15 to 7.2 percent from the 7.3 percent estimated earlier, according to an official statement here.

Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) revised estimates of national accounts released here today.

The real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the years 2014-15 and 2013-14 stands at Rs.105.52 lakh crore and Rs.98.39 lakh crore, respectively, showing growth of 7.2 percent during 2014-15, and 6.6 percent during 2013-14,

The GDP growth rate for 2013-14 has also been revised downwards to 6.6 percent from the earlier 6.9 percent.

The CSO said estimates of GDP and other figures for the years 2011-12 to 2013-14 have also undergone revision, as a result of latest available data on agricultural and industrial production.

In terms of real gross value added (GVA) at 2011-12 basic prices, there has been a growth of 7.1 percent in 2014-15 as compared to a growth of 6.3 percent in 2013-14. GVA for 2014-15 was earlier estimated at 7.2 percent.

The downward revision in GVA for 2014-15 is owing to a subdued performance of the secondary sector comprising manufacturing, electricity, gas, water supply & other utility services, and construction, the government said.

The per capita net national income at current prices has been estimated as Rs.79,412 for 2013-14 and at Rs.86,879 in 2014-15.

The per capita private final consumption expenditure at current prices, for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 is estimated at Rs.52,022 and Rs.56,772, respectively.

Gross savings during 2014-15 is estimated at Rs.41.17 lakh crore as compared to Rs.37.25 lakh crore during 2013-14.

The rate of gross saving to gross national disposable income (GNDI) for the year 2014-15 is estimated at 32.3 percent, which was the same as in 2013-14.

Household sector contribution to gross saving declined from 63.4 percent in 2013-14 to 57.8 percent in 2014-15 which the government attributed to a decline in household savings in physical assets, which has declined from Rs.14.61 lakh crore in 2013-14 to Rs.13.79 lakh crore in 2014-15.

Dis-saving of the central government has decreased from 4 percent in 2013-14 to 3.2 percent in 2014-15, the CSO added in this regard.

In gross capital formation (GCF), while the highest contributor – non-financial corporations’ – share has been rising steadily from 45.7 percent in 2011-12 to 52 percent in 2014-15, the share of the household sector has declined from 43.4 percent in 2011-12 to 33.9 percent in 2014-15.

Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) amounted to Rs.38.44 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs 35.64 lakh crore in 2013-14, the government said.(Inputs from IANS)(Picture Courtesy: m.indiatvnews.com)

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Doing business in India easier now: Modi

New Delhi, November 3, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited global investors to do business in India, which he said was “easier now” after his government repealed archaic laws and launched attractive fiscal incentives.

Describing India as “one of the fastest growing economies” in the world, Modi said it was an opportune time for global businesses to invest in the country.

 “India has jumped 30 ranks this year in the World Bank’s (Ease of) Doing Business rankings. India was ranked number one in the world in 2016 in greenfield investment.

“India is also rapidly progressing on the Global Innovation Index, Global Logistics Index and Global Competitiveness Index,” Modi told the gathering of global businessmen at the inauguration of World Food India 2017 here.

Billed as the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies, the three-day event aims to transform the food economy and realise the government’s vision of doubling famers’ income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination and sourcing-hub for the global food processing industry.

“Private sector participation has been increasing in many segments of the value chain. However, more investment is required in contract farming, raw material sourcing and creating agri-linkages. This is a clear opportunity for global chains.”

Modi said India offered single window clearance for investors and had launched attractive fiscal incentives.

“There are opportunities in post-harvest management, like primary processing and storage, preservation infra, cold chain and refrigerated transportation.

“There is also immense potential for food processing and value addition in areas such as organic and fortified foods.”

He said food processing was a way of life in India that had been practiced for ages.

“Simple, home-based techniques, such as fermentation, have resulted in the creation of our famous pickles, papads, chutneys and murabbas that excite both the elite and the masses across the world.”

Modi said farmers were central to India’s efforts in food processing and as such the government launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana to create world-class food processing infrastructure.

“This will leverage investment of $5 billion, benefit two million farmers and create more than half a million jobs.”

The food event will host over 2,000 participants and 200 companies from around 30 countries.

Apart from representatives of 28 states, it will also see participation of 18 ministerial and business delegations, nearly 50 global CEOs along with heads of all leading domestic food processing companies.(IANS)

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