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ASSOCHAM session on Shadow Union Budget
Cryptocurrencies and India

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Programme on Shadow Budget 2022-23

Recent Events

ASSOCHAM & EGROW 19th SMPC on December 3, 2021

Key Takeaways
  1. Indian economy is on path to achieve double digit GDP growth in FY22
  2. Q2 GDP data and IIP suggest that recovery level is strong
  3. Robust GST collection of Rs.1,30,000 crore in November is healthy sign
  4. India’s merchants' exports are performing well.
  5. India's focus for the medium term would be to reiterate jobs and trade
  6. Inflationary pressures are persisting
  7. Build up of reserves helps to stabilize INR
  8. Omicron has raised downside risk to global GDP.
Recommendation of EGROW Shadow MPC

Members of EGROW - 4
Repo rate retain at 4 per cent - 4
Accommodative should continue- 3
Accommodative to neutral - 1

Non Members – 3
Repo rate retain at 4 per cent
Stance: Accommodative should continue

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