Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) K V Subramanian has said that India is expected to hit a growth rate of 6.5-7 percent in 2022-23 and accelerate further to 8 percent in the subsequent years on the back of reforms undertaken by the government. He also said the government is expected to meet the fiscal deficit target of 6.8 per cent in the current fiscal despite pressure on revenue collections.
CEA said ‘Our projection is that from FY'23, we should be hitting a growth of 6.5-7 per cent... accelerating from there onwards hitting between 7.5 and 8 per cent as the impact of all these reforms is felt both on the investment rate, which will start touching 40 per cent, and the incremental capital output ratio, basically productivity, which will also improve.’
Subramanian further said the supply-side reforms undertaken by the government in sectors such as agriculture, labour, export PLI scheme, change in MSME definition, creation of the bad bank and privatisation of public sector banks, among others, are going to push growth in the future. Besides, he said, linking of reforms to additional funding by the Centre to States would encourage them to undertake reforms that will push growth.