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The gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by a record 23.9 per cent in April-June and by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter.
For the full fiscal, the survey projected a contraction of 7.7 per cent and V-shaped recovery in the next.
GDP growth is seen expanding by 11 per cent in the 2021-22 fiscal (April 2021 to March 2022).
What is an economic survey?
For the uninitiated, the Economic Survey is a document on the outlook of developments in the economy. It details the state of different sectors of the economy as well as reforms that should be undertaken to accelerate growth. The survey was prepared by Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian. After the presentation of the Economic Survey, CEA Subramanian will also speak to reporters at 2:30 PM to give further details.