Budget 2019: Key Points From India’s Economic Survey Document For FY 2018-19

Check out the highlights of the Economic Survey Document 2018-19 here. The document was tabled at the Parliament today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Published: July 4, 2019 12:51 PM IST

By India.com Business Desk | Edited by Kanimozhi Sudhakar

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New Delhi: The Economic Survey of the second Narendra Modi-led NDA government was on Thursday tabled in Parliament. Prepared by the Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian, the Economic Survey 2019 was tabled a day before the presentation of Union Budget.

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Here are the top takeaways from the Economic Survey Document 2019:

The economic survey has said that the decline in the non-performing assets (NPAs) should help push the capital expenditure cycle.

1) The general fiscal deficit is seen at 5.8 per cent in FY19 as against 6.4 per cent in FY18.

2) The January-March slowdown was partly due to election-related uncertainty.

3) Accommodative monetary policy was to help cut real lending rates.

4) Investment rate seems to have bottomed out.

5) The economic survey has predicted 7 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in FY20 on stable macroeconomic conditions.

6) The investment rate is seen higher in FY20 on higher credit growth.

7) A decline in Non-performing assets (NPA) should push up Capital expenditure (CAPEX) cycle.

8) The oil prices are expected to decline in 2019-20.

9) Farmers may have produced less in FY19 on food price fall.

10) The general fiscal deficit is seen at 5.8 per cent in FY19.

11) The government stood by the fiscal consolidation path.

12) Non-bank financial institution (NBFC) stress reason for FY19 slowdown.

13) Greenshoots in investment seems to be taking hold.

14) India needs to sustain a GDP growth rate of 8 per cent in order to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025.

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Published Date: July 4, 2019 12:51 PM IST