Economic Survey 2024
The Economic Survey is a document presented by the Centre a day before the Union Budget, and it is a comprehensive annual report which displays the performance of the Indian economy in the past fiscal year, highlighting the highs and lows for better insights for the future.
The Economic Survey is presented by the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) on the eve of the Budget presentation, giving a highlight on how the previous budget worked and providing insights on what could come next for the Indian economy.
Economic Survey 2024 – Highlights
- Since this is not a full-fledged Budget session, the Economic Survey will not be presented this year. No major announcements or changes in policy will be announced on February 1, since FM Sitharaman will only be presenting the interim Budget 2024.
- The Lok Sabha elections 2024 are set to take place this year in April-May, which is why a full budget is not being presented by FM Sitharaman. A complete budget and the Economic Survey will be presented in July, when the results are declared and a new cabinet is appointed.
- Indian Economy-A Review states that India will become a $5 trillion economy the next 3 years and could reach $7 trillion by 2030. India is poised to surpass a GDP growth rate of 7.2% in FY24, outpacing the global economy’s struggle to achieve a growth rate exceeding 3%, the report states.
- It is expected that the Indian economy will see a growth of 7 percent in 2024 for the third consecutive year. India also holds the position of the third-largest fintech economy globally, after the UK and the USA.