Indian Economy Can Grow At 8% Till 2047, Says Subramanian | Economy News


New Delhi: The Indian economy can grow at 8 percent till 2047 if the country can redouble the good policies that it has implemented over the last 10 years and accelerate reforms, India’s executive director at International Monetary Fund (IMF) Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian said on Thursday.

Subramanian further said that clearly the 8 percent growth target is ambitious, because India has not grown consistently at 8 percent before, but it is achievable. (Also Read: Good News For MGNREGA Employees! Centre Announces Pay Hike: Check State-Wise Wages Here)

“So, the basic idea is that with the kind of growth that India has registered in the last 10 years if we can redouble the good policies that we have implemented over the last 10 years and accelerate the reforms, then India can grow at 8 percent from here on till 2047,” he said at the Times Now Summit. (Also Read: Big Blow To Home Loan Borrowers! HDFC Bank Raises Lending Rates To 9.8%)

India’s economy grew at better-than-expected 8.4 percent in the final three months of 2023, logging the fastest pace in the past one-and-a-half years. The growth rate in October-December helped take the estimate for the current fiscal to 7.6 percent.

“And if India grows at 8 percent, India can be a USD 55 trillion economy by 20147,” Subramanian added. He pointed out that historically from 1991 onwards, India’s average growth has been slightly more than 7 percent.

Subramanian emphasised that India needs to strengthen its domestic economy as about 58 percent of the country’s GDP comes from domestic consumption.

“Therefore, you know, we do have the potential if we can create enough jobs, you know, that will lead to much higher consumption,” he said. India’s IMF executive director stressed the need to encourage the manufacturing sector for job creation.

He also pointed out that reforms are required in land, labour, capital, and logistics sector. “Reforms are required in the manufacturing sector, but at the same time, we also need reforms in our banking sector to provide credit for manufacturing sector,” Subramanian noted.

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