Note Ban: GDP growth slows to 7% during Oct-Dec

RSTV Bureau
File photo of an Indian worker in a factory.

File photo of an Indian worker in a factory.

India’s economy expanded by 7 per cent in the third quarter of this financial year, belying fears that note ban would have severely impacted economic activity.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has retained the growth projection for the current fiscal at 7.1 per cent, as projected in the first advance estimate in January.

Meanwhile, the CSO has also marginally revised upwards the GDP estimates for the first and the second quarters to 7.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent.

It was feared that demonetisation effected in the middle of the third quarter (November 9, 2016) would have adverse bearing on various segments of the economy.

The Reserve Bank of India and other agencies like IMF and OECD had lowered GDP projections arguing that the note ban would have short-term impact on the Indian economy.