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PM’s eco panel identifies 10 areas for growth and jobs

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Accepting the need to revive the economy is in the midst of a slowdown, the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council has identified 10 key areas to revive growth and boost job creation in the next six months.
The council headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, pointed out various themes which included economic growth, employment and job creation, informal sector and integration, fiscal framework, monetary policy, public expenditure, institutions of economic governance, agriculture and animal husbandry, patterns of consumption and production and social sector.

Speaking at a news conference, he said ‘We will come out with implementable solutions for economic problems and present them to the Prime Minister. There is a consensus (among the members)… that the fiscal consolidation exercise should not be deviated’. The chief economic adviser in the finance ministry, Arvind Subramanian, gave an overview of the economy and various policy options to boost growth.

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