GDP expected to grow around 5.5% in FY'15: FinMin

The economy is likely to grow by around 5.5 percent during the current fiscal ending March this year, a top Finance Ministry official said.

New Delhi: The economy is likely to grow by around 5.5 percent during the current fiscal ending March this year, a top Finance Ministry official said.

"All the global economies of the world are facing economic slowdown, if we grow over 5.5 percent it would be quite satisfying," a top Finance Ministry official said.

"This year, with the hangover of the last two years, have to be in approximation of 5.5 percent," the official said.

The Economic Survey for 2013-14 projected a growth in the range of 5.4 to 5.9 percent in 2014-15.

Indian economy was growing at over 9 percent for three years before it was impacted by the global financial crisis of 2008. The growth rate fell to sub-5 percent in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

In the first half of the current fiscal, it improved to 5.5 percent, up from 4.9 percent recorded in 2013-14. The government has projected the GDP growth to be 5.5 percent in 2014-15, up from 4.7 percent recorded last year.

RBI latest estimate projects GDP growth for current fiscal at 5.5 percent.

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