Indian Economic Survey 2016-17


The Economic Survey for 2016-17 was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Here are the highlights of the Economic Survey 2016-17:
Current Affairs
  • GDP growth for next fiscal pegged at 6.75-7.5 per cent
  • Growth this fiscal to be 6.5 per cent
  • Prescribes cut in individual I-T rates, real estate stamp duties
  • Income Tax net could be widened gradually by encompassing all high income earners
  • Time table for cutting corporate tax should be accelerated
  • Tax administration could be improved to reduce discretion and improve accountability
  • Growth to return to normal as new currency comes in circulation
  • Demonetisation to affect growth rate by 0.25-0.5 per cent, but to have long-term benefits
  • GST, other structural reforms should take the trend growth rate to 8-10 per cent
  • Fiscal windfall likely from Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, low oil price
  • Farm sector to grow at 4.1 per cent this fiscal, up from 1.2 per cent last year
  • Fiscal gains from GST will take time to realise
  • Demonetisation may affect supplies of certain agricultural products like sugar, milk, potatoes and onions
  • Growth rate of industrial sector to moderate to 5.2 per cent this fiscal, from 7.4 per cent last fiscal
  • Efforts to collect taxes on disclosed and undisclosed wealth should not lead to tax harassment
  • Universal Basic Income Scheme is an alternative to plethora of state subsidies for poverty alleviation

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Published on 1/31/2017 3:23:00 PM