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India embarking on significant reforms, to grow at more than 7 per cent: IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India is embarking on significant reforms and will grow at more than 7 per cent.

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 30, 2016 11:36 IST ]
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India is embarking on significant reforms and will grow at more than 7 per cent. 

Speaking at an event in United States, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that China is rightly re-balancing its economy, albeit slower growing economic model but it will continue to grow at a robust rate of about 6 per cent. 

“China is rightly rebalancing from manufacturing to services, from investment to consumption, and from exports to domestic services - which should produce a more sustainable, albeit slower growing economic model. Even so, it will continue to grow at a robust rate of about 6 per cent. So too will India, which is also embarking on significant reforms, at more than 7 per cent," Lagarde said.

She also said that the world has changed fast over the past 20 years and it will not stand still. 

"In the emerging and developing countries - home to 85 per cent of the world's population - we have seen more progress for more people than at any time in history: child mortality is down, life expectancy is up, absolute poverty has declined, school enrollment is on the rise," she said. 

Recently, Asian Development Bank also said India's economy will remain on a strong growth path this fiscal and clock a growth of 7.4 per cent, aided by implementation of key structural reforms, robust consumer demand and higher agricultural output driven by a good monsoon. 

India recently adopted structural reforms to attract more foreign direct investment and passed a legislation to allow a national tax that will create a more integrated and productive economy. 

The government intends to implement the goods and services tax (GST) from April 1, 2017.

With PTI Inputs

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