Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram (File Pic)
Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that it seems to be a case of shifting the goalpost to achieve the target. CEA V Anantha Nageswaran said last week that the IMF has projected the Indian economy to cross five thousand billion dollars by 2026-27.
Indian Economy (Indian Economy) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the statement of the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to cross five thousand billion dollars by 2026-27. (P Chidambaram) Said on Sunday that it appears to be a case of shifting the goalpost to achieve the target, as it was initially set for 2023-24. While addressing the prestigious Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav of the Finance Ministry, CEA V Anantha Nageswaran last week said that the IMF (IMF) has Indian Economy It is projected to cross five thousand billion dollars by 2026-27. He said that India’s GDP (GDP) Has already crossed three thousand billion dollars.
Responding to Nageswaran’s remarks, Chidambaram said that the goal of achieving a five trillion dollar economy seems to be a matter of shifting the goalpost.
What did the Chief Economic Adviser say?
The former Finance Minister said that earlier a target of 2023-24 was set for this. He said that we are nowhere near the goalpost. He said that now the Chief Economic Advisor has said that we will achieve this target by 2027.
Chidambaram said that he feels that there is a separate goalpost for each key person – the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Finance Secretary and the Chief Economic Advisor – so that when this goal is achieved, they can say That’s what we said.
Apart from this, let us tell you that the US Finance Ministry has said in a report submitted to Parliament on Friday that despite facing three waves of Kovid-19, the Indian economy has made a strong comeback. The Finance Ministry has said in its half-yearly report that the second wave of the epidemic in India had a huge impact on economic growth till mid-2021, due to which there was a delay in getting the economy back on track. Praising India’s COVID vaccination efforts, the ministry said that economic activity made a strong comeback in the second half of 2021 and India’s immunization program has picked up.
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