Demand for electricity has picked up since, and generation grew 23.3 per cent in March from a year earlier.
In a Reuters poll, 65 of 66 economists surveyed said the RBI's monetary policy committee (MPC) will leave rates unchanged
Trade Deficit In March 2021: Merchandise export in March was $34 billion, compared to $21.49 billion over the corresponding period last year, registering a growth of 58.23 per cent.
The March 26-April 1 poll showed economists now expect the economy to grow a record 27.0 per cent this quarter.
The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular and ad-hoc settlements in the month of March 2021 is Rs 58,852 crore for CGST and Rs 60,559 crore for the SGST.
Jet fuel rates were increased by Rs 3,246.75 per kl on February 1, followed by a 3.6% hike on February 16, and a steep 6.5 per cent raise on March 1.
On March 31, 2020, the government had extended the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 for one year till March 31, 2021, amid the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown.
The deficit stood at 0.2 per cent of gross domestic product in the latest quarter, compared with a deficit of $2.6 billion, or 0.4 per cent of GDP, in the same period a year ago.
Retail inflation accelerated to 5.03 per cent year-on-year, a three-month high, in February on higher fuel prices.
The borrowings in the first half of the next fiscal year will be about 60 per cent of Rs 12.05 lakh crore borrowing target for the whole fiscal year.
The World Bank states that given the significant uncertainty pertaining to both epidemiological and policy developments, the real GDP growth for the next financial year can range between 7.5 - 12.5 per cent, depending on the ongoing vaccination campaign proceeds, and whether new restrictions to mobility will be required.
Infrastructure Output in February 2021: The decline in February 2021 was led by a sharp contraction in the refinery products followed by a decline in cement and coal production.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the scheme which will help create 2.5 lakh jobs by 2026-27, boost exports and facilitate expansion of food processing capacity to generate processed food output worth Rs 33,494 crore
The labor ministry had envisaged implementing the four codes on industrial relations, wages, social security, and occupational health safety & working conditions from April 1, 2021.