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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Jan 13 2019


Government to focus on districts to boost GDP growth: Suresh Prabhu

The government wants to focus on the districts as part of a bottoms-up approach for boosting growth, industry minister Suresh Prabhu said here Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea is to focus on one district at a time and increase its GDP growth by 3-4 percentage points annually, which will help increase the national GDP, the minister said speaking at an Association of National Exchanges Members of India event here.Accordingly, the government has identified six districts, mapped its baseline of their economy with help from reputed bodies like IIM and NCAER and then work on specifics to increase their economic output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We've been focusing on the macro all these while, and while that continues, now we feel the need to also have the micro or the bottom," said Prabhu, who also heads the commerce and aviation ministries.He said the chosen districts are in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, and these districts will get special attention in ease of doing Bussiness.

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