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Economic Survey pegs GDP growth at 5.4-5.9%

Agriculture and allied sector grew at 4.7 per cent, while industry grew at 0.4 per cent in 2013-14. »

Economic Survey 2013-14: Highlights

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Economic Survey for FY 2013-14 in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, ahead of the Union Budget. »
Retail growth of 14-15 per cent per year is expected through 2015, according to Economic Survey released on Wednesday. Photo: A. Roy Chowdhury

‘Multiple controls hindering trade growth in India’

Multiple controls and plethora of orders are hindering the growth of wholesale and retail trade in India, which has slipped to 14th position in global retail development index last year from fifth... »
A tribal woman in Rayagada, Odisha waits to receive coupons to purchase subsidised rice from a fair price shop. File photo.

Subsidies are badly targeted, claims Survey

'The richest 10 per cent of the households benefiting seven times more than the poorest 10 per cent from these subsidies' »
A lion’s share of country's 20,121.8 MW power generation was contributed by thermal power plants.

Power production falls short of target by 8 billion units

Power generation fell short by nearly 8 billion units of the target of 975 billion units in the last financial year. “Electricity generation by the utilities was targeted at 975 billion u... »