Economy

India lost its fastest emerging major economy tag in the final quarter of 2016-17, with GDP growth coming in at 6.1% contrasted and China’s 6.9% in a similar period.

Information from the Ministry of Statistics on Wednesday demonstrated GDP grew 7.1% in the money related year 2016-17, slower than the 8% enlisted in 2015-16. The GDP numbers depended on the new 2011-12 base year as of late received for information including the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI). Net esteem included (GVA) growth was 6.6% for 2016-17 and 5.6% in the final quarter, contrasted and 7.9% in 2015-16 and 8.7% in Q4 of that year.

The “numbers demonstrate an unmistakable log jam in GVA,” DK Srivastava, Chief Economic Adviser at EY India, said.

“That is, post-demonetization there has been a stoppage,” he said. “The GDP growth rate is somewhat higher (than GVA growth) on account of a more than proportionate increment in backhanded expense net of appropriations. Be that as it may, the GDP additionally demonstrates a decrease in Q3 and Q4 numbers contrasted and the start of the year. So demonetisation has obviously had an unmistakable and unfriendly effect.”

The Center, in any case, kept up that it was content with the growth rate, with Chief Statistician T.C.A. Anant saying that the economy was developing “sensibly well.”

“On the off chance that you take a gander at the current and time arrangement gauges, it is clear the economy is developing sensibly well,” Mr. Anant stated, while preparation the press about the GDP numbers.

“Be that as it may, on the off chance that you take a gander at it from the viewpoint of what kind of growth rates do we want over a timeframe, then from that point of view there is a whole other world to be accomplished.”

“We can take some gauge of fulfillment, however the numbers do uncover there are zones that still could enhance,” Mr. Anant included. “One of the zones is capital arrangement. It keeps on being generally delicate, with growth still beneath 30%. We might want to see these rates well over 30%.”

Looking further, GVA growth hindered in practically every segment in Q4 of 2016-17 contrasted with the growth seen in the comparing time of the earlier year.