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India's 2012/13 GDP seen growing just 5 percent

Source : REUTERS
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 05:55 hrs
A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation employee works at the final tunnelling breakthrough of Qutub Minar and Saket stations in New Delhi

India's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to grow an annual 5 percent in the 2012/13 fiscal year, a government statement said on Thursday, citing provisional estimates.

The latest estimate is the worst of all growth projections issued by the government and the RBI. Last month, the RBI had pared the GDP growth estimate for the fiscal year ending in March to 5.5 percent, the worst since 2002/03.

India's farm output is expected to grow 1.8 percent, while manufacturing sector is seen growing an estimated 1.9 percent in the current fiscal year that ends in March.

India's economy grew at 6.2 percent each in the last fiscal years, revised data from the government showed.


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