Country needs 9-10 pct growth to move ahead: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the economy needs to grow at 9-10 per cent rate to move forward and the problem of unemployment calls for industialisation of the country.
New Delhi, February 15: “The only way forward for this country is to register a growth rate of 9-10 per cent,” he said while giving away Prime Minister’s trophy to the steel plants.

Singh’s statement came as the economy is on the rebound with industrial growth climbing to 16-year high of 16.8 per cent in December.

The Central Statistical Organisation has estimated India’s economic growth at 7.2 per cent this fiscal.

Singh recently said the economy is likely to register 7.5 per cent growth this fiscal, up from 6.7 per cent last year.

The economy, which had been growing at around 9 per cent in the preceding five years, slipped to 6.7 per cent in FY’09 following the impact of the global economic crisis.

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