USD 5 trillion economy ‘eminently’ doable, says NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

PTI Kolkata | Updated on July 09, 2019 Published on July 09, 2019

Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman PTI

Private investments, farm sector to show the way.

Vice-chairman of Niti Aayog Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday said the target of achieving an economy of USD five trillion within 2024-25 was ‘eminently’ doable and the private sector would have to take the lead.

Speaking at the AGM of Indian Chamber of Commerce here, Kumar said the government alone would not be able to meet the target of achieving the USD five trillion economy.

“It cannot be done by the government alone. The private investors would have to take the lead,” Kumar said.

The Niti Aayog Vice Chairperson said that budget mentions several initiatives to show that the government was willing to work with the private sector. These included a hike in the disinvestment target, governmental support to NBFCs and a long-term plan to deepen the corporate bond markets.

“India was not an autocratic country,” Kumar said and added that whatever needed to be done had to be within the democratic framework. He said that structural reforms in the agriculture sector would also have to carried out. “This is key to the achievement of USD five trillion economy. There is a need to modernise the farm sector,” he said.

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Published on July 09, 2019
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