PM Eco Advisory panel eyes 10 key areas to push growth
report and recommendations to be sent to the PM.
At its first meeting, the Council reached a consensus on the reasons behind the slowdown in economic growth. However, Bibek Debroy, chairman of the panel, refused to publicly identify them. “There is a consensus among us about the various reasons for slowdown in the growth rate, but we will not identify the reasons,” he said at a press briefing, adding that the Council has begun a process of consulting stakeholders both in the government and outside to seek implementable policy inputs.
The meeting was attended by members, including leading economists Dr Surjit Bhalla, Dr Rathin Roy, Dr Ashima Goyal.