India Can Certainly Grow At 8-9%: Jaitley

The Indian Finance Minister has said that volatility has become a global norm, but India can certainly grow at 8-9 per cent in a friendlier global climate.

India Can Certainly Grow At 8-9%: Jaitley
Commenting on the development, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the media, "Certainly, the world is facing a difficult and challenging situation. I don't think we are going into extreme conditions because there is predictability but volatility today is the norm and no country is immune to it."

"The fact is we are (the) fastest growing economy, but we can do much better. Given a better climate and global situation, we can do much better. In a friendly global environment, we can do it (8-9 per cent)," he added.

The Minister further added that apart from investments in human capital and steps to safeguard agriculture and irrigation from weather volatility, there were various areas where work was being done.

Read more about: arun jaitley, gdp
Story first published: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:10 [IST]
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