New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the first Economic Survey of Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s second tenure today in the Parliament.Also Read - Dearness Allowance Hike to 31 Per Cent For Central Govt Employees Effective From This Date

Presented on the eve of the Union Budget, the Economic Survey is a document of the Finance Ministry that reviews the economy of the country in the past year as also the current financial year. Also Read - RBI Imposes Rs 1 Crore Penalty On Paytm Payments Bank | Here's Why

Before setting off for Parliament, the CEA said, “Our team has put in a lot of effort with a lot of dedication, I hope results are good and we are able to contribute to the ideas for the economy. I hope the almighty blesses us.” Also Read - RBI Slaps Rs 1 Crore Penalty on State of India Over Non-Compliance

The Economic Survey also serves as the guideline for the Union Budget though the Government isn’t bound to follow them. The survey would also contain a synopsis of performance on major development programmes, as well as the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table her maiden Budget in Parliament on Friday.

Live Updates

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: The Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), Bibek Debroy, welcomed the Economic Survey’s emphasis on fiscal consolidation and fiscal discipline and investments, especially private investments, as the growth driver.

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: KV Subramanian added, “To achieve that vision, a strategic blueprint is necessary. This year Economic Survey makes a concerted effort to try & provide that blueprint. for achieving vision laid down by the PM. 3rd key elements are tactical tools necessary to calibrate into this blueprint.”

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: “In an uncertain world in which we all work, there are 3 key elements critical for ensuring that policies really help in reaching common ppl. 1st, a vision that has already been provided by the PM,of a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024-25,” KV Subramanian said.

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian on Economic Survey 2018-19 said, “Theme that underlies this economic survey is, the sky blue colour, the colour used for the survey, captures unfettered blue sky thinking which is what we’ve indulged in trying to come with the idea for this survey>”

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: The Economic Survey 2019 points out that Jan-March economic slowdown was due to poll-related activity.

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    Economic Survey Live Updates: To become a $5 trillion economy by 2025, India need to sustain a GDP growth rate of 8%.

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