India to see average economic growth of 8.8% in next decade: D&B

By: |
Published: October 29, 2015 10:52:14 PM

India's economic landscape is expected to undergo a major transformation over the next decade and is likely to achieve an average growth rate of around 8.8 per cent, a Dun & Bradstreet report says.

India’s economic landscape is expected to undergo a major transformation over the next decade and is likely to achieve an average growth rate of around 8.8 per cent, a Dun & Bradstreet report says.

According to the report, this increase in growth rate would culminate into high per capita income over the years.

“We believe India has the potential to achieve a higher growth rate, given its domestic fundamentals,” D&B said in a report titled ‘Manufacturing India 2025’ which outlines the country’s growth journey during the next decade.

“We expect India to realise its potential and achieve an average growth rate of around 8.8 per cent during the next decade,” it said adding that with this, India’s nominal GDP is expected to touch USD 3.4 trillion by 2019-20 fiscal and further to around USD 7.0 trillion by 2024-25 fiscal.

The report however cautioned that in case of delay or failure to implement key policy reforms, nominal GDP might reach to USD 6.2 trillion by 2024-25.

“The new mode of governance, a pro-business policy framework, improved business environment through simplifying processes, focus towards decentralised planning and greater empowerment of states, the demographic dividend and the rise of the middle class have enabled India to emerge as one of the global economic powers on the world map,” the report said.

The report further noted that while services sector would continue to drive India’s growth momentum, the industrial sector is expected to witness double-digit growth.

“Along with ‘Make in India’ Programme, other initiatives like Digital India, developing Smart Cities and urbanisation if implemented conscientiously will change the dynamics of Indian economy in next decade,” Dun & Bradstreet India Senior Economist Arun Singh said.

The report further said the goal of raising the share of manufacturing to 25 per cent of GDP would require conducive business environment, investment to support innovation, capital and labour efficiency amongst other measures.

Besides improvement in industrial and ICT infrastructure, strong supply chain and competitive infrastructure, focus on health and skill development are required which will not only support industrial development but also other segments of the economy, it added.

Do you know What is Wholesale Price Index (WPI), Public Debt, Finance Commission Grants & Other Transfers, Economic Survey, State Finance Commission? FE Knowledge Desk explains each of these and more in detail at Financial Express Explained. Also get Live BSE/NSE Stock Prices, latest NAV of Mutual Funds, Best equity funds, Top Gainers, Top Losers on Financial Express. Don’t forget to try our free Income Tax Calculator tool.