Double digit GDP growth expected in FY22: Report

New Delhi:  As economic activities gather pace and investor sentiments revive, GDP growth is likely to enter a double-digit growth trajectory and may grow at more than 11 percent in the next financial year, showed a report by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

A sharp recovery in GDP growth in Q3 FY 2020-21 at 0.4 percent as compared with a contraction of 7.3 percent in Q2 and 24.4 percent in Q1 2020-21 (as per revised NSO estimates) is a result of impactful reforms undertaken by the government since March 2020, said Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“As a result of recovering investor sentiment, the economy has potential to accelerate at 11 percent growth trajectory in the next financial year 2021-22 as envisioned by the FY 2020-21 Economic survey of the Government of India,” he said.

Aggarwal noted that the series of broad-based policy measures undertaken by the government during the last 11 months have enhanced the economic activity at significantly higher level

PHDCI Economy GPS Index was 103 in February 2020, with an improvement of 19 points in February 2021 over February 2020.

The trend in PHDCCI Economy GPS Index shows that the Indian economy is moving forward in the direction of improved momentum as compared to that of its level in February 2020, according to the President of the industry body.

The PHDCCI Economy GPS Index during the period April-February of FY 2020-21 stands at 92.4 as compared with April-February FY 2019-2020 at 99.5. The growing trend of PHDCCI Economy GPS Index indicates a stronger outlook of the Indian economy in the FY 2021-22, he said.

(IANS)

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