Following are the highlights of Economic Survey 2011-12, as detailed in the website of the Press Information Bureau:

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1. Rate of growth estimated to be 6.9%. Outlook for growth and stability is promising with real GDP growth expected to pick up to 7.6% in 2012-13 and 8.6% in 2013-14.

2. Agriculture and Services sectors continue to perform well. 2.5 % growth in Agro sector forecast. Services sector grows by 9.4 %, its share in GDP goes up to 59%.

3. Industrial growth pegged at 4-5 percent, expected to improve as economic recovery resumes.

4. Inflation on WPI was high but showed clear slow down by the year-end; this is likely to spur investment activities leading to positive impact on growth.

5. WPI food inflation dropped from 20.2% in February 2010 to 1.6% in January 2012; calibrated steps initiated to rein-in inflation on top priority.

6. India remains among the fastest growing economies of the world. Country’s sovereign credit rating rose by a substantial 2.98 percent in 2007-12.

7. Fiscal consolidation on track - savings & capital formation expected to rise.

8. Exports grew @ 40.5% in the first half of this fiscal and imports grew by 30.4%. Foreign trade performance to remain a key driver of growth. Forex reserves enhanced - covering nearly the entire external debt stock.

9. Central spending on social services goes up to 18.5% this fiscal from 13.4% in 2006-07.

10. MNREGA coverage increases to 5.49 crore households in 2010-11.

11. Sustainable development and climate change concerns on high priority.

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