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Indian economy to grow at 4.9 percent in 2013-14
Friday February 7, 2014 6:14 PM, IANS

The Indian economy is expected to grow by 4.9 percent in the financial year ending March 31, 2014 as compared to 4.5 percent expansion recorded in the previous year, government data showed Friday.

The country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at factor cost at constant (2004-05) prices in 2013-14 is likely to be Rs.57.5 lakh crore as compared to Rs.54.8 lakh crore in the previous year, registering year-on-year increase of 4.9 percent, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The government recently lowered the economic growth number for 2012-13 to 4.5 percent from the earlier projection of 5 percent.

For the current fiscal, the sectors which are expected to register more than five percent growth are financing, insurance, real estate and business services; community, social and personal services; and electricity, gas and water supply.

The agriculture sector is expected to grow at 4.6 percent, manufacturing is projected to contract by 0.2 percent and mining output will drop by 1.9 percent year-on-year in 2013-14.




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