Economic Survey: News

31 Jan 2023

Budget Session

Budget Session: Nirmala Sitharaman tables 2023 Economic Survey in Parliament

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday tabled the Economic Survey 2022-23 in Parliament, following President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, marking the start of the Budget Session.

31 Jan 2023


Parliament Budget Session begins; President Murmu calls government fearless, decisive

The Budget Session of the Parliament kicked off on Tuesday with President Droupadi Murmu's maiden address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

31 Jan 2023

Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present 2023 Economic Survey today

The central government is set to table the 2023 Economic Survey on Tuesday, a day before the Union Budget 2023-24 presentation.

30 May 2022


India's Q4 GDP pegged at 2.7%, lower than Q3: Experts

According to SBI's economists, the upcoming release of official statistics for economic performance is likely to show 2.7% growth for the January-March quarter and 8.5% growth for FY22.

31 Jan 2022


Economic Survey projects 8-8.5% growth rate in 2022-23

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday tabled the Economic Survey 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha, which projected an 8-8.5% GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate for the Indian economy in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

China overtakes US as world's richest; experts sound caution

China has overtaken the United States as the world's richest country, a recent report by the research arm of consultants McKinsey & Co. revealed.

29 Jan 2021


Sitharaman tables Economic Survey; FY22 GDP growth pegged at 11%

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the Economic Survey 2021 in the Parliament.

India's GDP growth rises to 4.7% in October-December quarter

India recorded a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 4.7% in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2019-2020, according to government data released on Friday.

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget at a time when the Indian economy is struggling, raising concerns among world bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

31 Jan 2020


For 2020-21, Economic Survey pegs India's growth at 6-6.5%

A day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget, the Economic Survey was tabled in the Parliament today.

31 Jan 2020

Ram Nath Kovind

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

17 Jan 2020


Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

With the economy in crisis, all eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

15 Jan 2020

Bank Strike

Bank unions announce nationwide strike on Jan 31, Feb 1

Bank employee unions on Wednesday announced a two-day nationwide strike starting January 31.

05 Jul 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first Economic Survey, which shapes a roadmap for how the government could bring the economy back on track.

26 Sep 2018


India's economy continues on robust growth path: Asian Development Bank

India's economy continues on a robust growth path, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said today while maintaining the growth forecast for the current fiscal at 7.3%.

21 Sep 2018


Fitch Ratings ups India's growth forecast to 7.8% for FY19

Fitch Ratings today upped India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8% from 7.4% projected earlier.

10 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Chidambaram dares BJP to contradict official data on economy growth

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Sunday dared BJP to contradict an official data on growth which has said the economy clocked a 10.08% growth in 2006-07 under the UPA rule, the highest since liberalization in 1991.

06 Sep 2018


#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are the keys to cracking it.

30 Aug 2018


India likely to replace UK as world's fifth-largest economy: Jaitley

India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world's fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

20 Jun 2018

Arun Jaitley

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian quits months before term ends

Indian Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian is quitting and moving to the US due to "pressing family commitments," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced today.

29 May 2018


Indians continue to be top foreigners visiting Nepal in 2017

Indians continued to account for the maximum number of tourists who visited Nepal in 2017, which recorded the arrival of nearly one million foreigners, according to government data.

12 Apr 2018


Economic Freedom Index: India ranks 130; up by 13 spots

With an economic freedom score of 54.5, India was ranked 130 in the 2018 annual index of Economic Freedom released by The Heritage Foundation, an American conservative public policy think-tank based in Washington.

20 Mar 2018


Delhi's economy improves, estimated to grow at 11.22%

Even as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal goes on an apology spree, he has one thing to feel proud of.

14 Mar 2018


World Bank projects India's FY19 GDP growth at 7.3%

World Bank on Wednesday projected India's GDP growth at 7.3% for the next financial year and accelerated further to 7.5% in 2019-20.

08 Mar 2018


12.9% of total households in Maharashtra headed by women: Survey

According to an Economic Survey tabled in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Thursday, at least 12.9% of the total households in the state are headed by women.

22 Feb 2018


Back from hospital, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar presents Budget

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar presented the Budget, merely hours after being discharged from the hospital. He was rushed to the hospital on February 15 for inflamed pancreas. He underwent treatment at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital.

02 Feb 2018


Just 28% urban Indians live in rented houses: Economic Survey

Only 28% of India's urban population lives in rented houses today, a sharp contrast from the housing pattern in 1961 when more than half of us (54%) didn't own a house and lived in a rented one, finds the Economic Survey for 2017-18.

30 Jan 2018


Indians' preference for sons has left 2 million girls "unwanted"

Indians are so in love with male heirs that in their quest for sons, they have produced 21 million "unwanted" girls, the government said in its 2018 Economic Survey.

29 Jan 2018


India to grow 7-7.5% in FY18, retain fastest-growing economy tag

The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in the Lok Sabha at the start of the Budget Session, has pegged India's GDP growth in the next year at 7-7.5%.

05 Jan 2018


Union budget to be presented on February 1

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announced that the Parliament's budget session is set to begin on January 29. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended that the budget be presented on February 1.

04 Dec 2017


Budget 2018 likely on February 1, GST might affect presentation

The last budget for the current government, the first after GST, is likely to be presented on February 1 next year.

01 Jun 2017


India loses the fastest-growing economy tag to China

India's economic growth slowed for the fourth consecutive quarter in the three months that ended in March, losing out the fastest-growing economy tag to China.

31 Jan 2017


Arun Jaitley presents Economic Survey 2016-17 to Parliament

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Economic Survey 2017-18 prepared by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.

28 Nov 2016


Delhi overtakes Mumbai as India's economic hub

In a study published by Oxford Economics, India's capital city of Delhi overtook Mumbai as the nation's commercial and business centre.