India to grow at 5.5% in FY13, 6.5% in FY14: DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund Economy
According to a DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund Economy and market outlook for 2013, in the next fiscal (April 2013-March 2014), economic growth is likely to accelerate to 6.5 per cent (from 5.5 per cent expected for FY'13).
"Continued strength in domestic consumption demand, further bolstered by the direct transfer of subsidies, together with a revival of the investment spending cycle led by public sector enterprises, will likely contribute to this increase in economic growth," DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund President & CIO S Naganath said.
DSP BlackRock MF lauded the reform measures taken by the government since mid-September and said that the direct subsidies transfer to the intended beneficiaries, is likely to improve the efficiency of distribution significantly.
It said the Aadhar initiative, if implemented well, could result in huge efficiency gains, the report said, adding that this could contribute to an increase in consumption demand, especially from rural areas.
Subsidies today account for nearly 1.8 per cent (around Rs 1.7 lakh crores) of the annual budget. The subsidy bill may decline significantly if efficiency in distribution improves significantly.
Moreover, the Cabinet Committee of Investments (CCI), which was set up for speedy approval of various projects that are awaiting clearances, would boost investment and add to the pace of growth in the economy.
"We anticipate private sector investment spending to gather momentum in FY 2015 and
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