John Chambers, the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), expressed his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, labelling him the "best leader in the world today."
Giving a positive indication towards the developing economic infrastructure of India, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said on Monday that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy early in ‘Amrit Kaal’ on the path to achieve the goal of becoming an advanced economy by 2047.
The USD 5 trillion milestone will be crossed with the help of a strong rupee which will result from macroeconomic stability, he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
“The government has set the goal of becoming an advanced economy by 2047. In the process, it will become a USD 5 trillion economy early in the Amrit Kaal,” Chaudhary said.
The MoS said the exchange rate is not an overlooked factor as it ranks India’s GDP size in the world.
“India is a market economy, and the government monitors economic progress through market-determined GDP and exchange rate,” he added.
He further said both domestic and international markets are the mechanisms that determine India’s GDP, exchange rate and contribution of various sectors to GDP.
The contribution of agriculture, industry and services to nominal GDP in 2022-23 stood at 18.4 per cent, 28.3 per cent, and 53.3 per cent, respectively.
He also highlighted that the government also contributes to economic progress through policy interventions, including the measures announced in annual budgets.
Notably, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected India to become a USD 5 trillion economy with the third largest GDP in 2027-28.
Earlier in August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BRICS Business Forum Leaders’ Dialogue in Johannesburg, South Africa had said India will soon become a 5 trillion dollar economy.
“There is no doubt that India will become the growth engine for the world in the coming years,” the PM had mentioned.
It is to be noted that at the end of 2022-23, the Indian GDP stood at $3.7 trillion. The contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to nominal GDP in 2022-23 stood at 18.4 per cent, 28.3 per cent, and 53.3 per cent respectively.