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CII Predicts Robust Growth for India’s Economy in FY24 and FY25

India’s economy is poised for a strong rebound, with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) projecting a growth of 6.8% in the current fiscal year (FY24) and an acceleration to 7% in the subsequent fiscal year (FY25). CII attributes this optimistic outlook to the government’s unwavering commitment to infrastructure development and the facilitation of ease of doing business.

Growth Projections

CII President R Dinesh, also the Executive Vice Chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, shares insights into the growth projections in an interview with PTI.

  • Initial Estimate Surpassed: The CII’s initial estimate of 6.5-6.7% growth has been surpassed, with the current expectation set at 6.8% for the ongoing fiscal year.

  • Conservative Outlook: Dinesh emphasizes the conservative nature of the projection, citing the robust growth of 7.7% recorded in the first half of FY24, ending in September.

Factors Driving Growth

CII President highlights key factors contributing to the anticipated economic upswing.

  • Government’s Infrastructure Focus: The sustained emphasis on infrastructure development by the government is identified as a major catalyst for economic growth.

  • Ease of Doing Business Initiatives: Initiatives aimed at promoting ease of doing business are expected to foster a favorable environment for economic activities.

Capacity Utilization and Investment Confidence

Insights into current economic dynamics and business sentiments.

  • High Capacity Utilization: Presently, the economy boasts 75% to 95% capacity utilization across various sectors, a trend observed over the last three quarters.

  • Upcoming Investments: Anticipation of increased private sector investments in the second half of the fiscal year, as revealed by a CII membership survey.
  • Positive Business Sentiment: Survey findings indicate a majority of CII members expressing optimism about higher private sector investments in H2 compared to H1.

Important Questions Related to Exams

Q: What is CII’s revised GDP growth forecast for India in FY24?
A: CII predicts 6.8%, exceeding the initial estimate of 6.5-6.7%.

Q: What influenced the upward revision?
A: Strong H1 FY24 performance with 7.7% growth and increased private sector investments.

Q: What’s the outlook for FY25?
A: CII anticipates further acceleration to 7%, citing government focus on infrastructure and ease of doing business.

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