- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to table Economic Survey 2018
- Chief economic adviser Arvind Surbramanian to present highlights
- CSO has projected economic growth at 6.5% in 2017-18
Here are five things to know about Economic Survey 2018 to be tabled in Parliament today:
"Coming Monday, January 29 afternoon, this year's Economic Survey of India to be tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley," announced Mr Subramanian.
The Central Statistics Office's (CSO's) first advance estimates, released earlier this month, projected that India is likely to grow at 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, slower than the previous year's 7.1 per cent expansion, but a rebound in household spending and corporate investments held out hopes of rapid recovery.
The Economic Survey will be released around 15 months after demonetisation and is expected to entail an analytical review of its costs and benefits. Now the currency in circulation is over 95 per cent of October 2016 levels.
Mr Subramanian will present the highlights of the economic survey at a press conference at the national media centre at 1:30 pm.
Two years ago, the economic survey had coined a new acronym JAM ("jan dhan, aadhaar, and mobile"). The JAM agenda refers to the potential of tech-enabled cash transfers so as to allow the money to reach the hands of poor people directly without a scope of any pilferage.