Indias GDP could rise to about US 8 trillion over the next 15 years
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India's GDP could rise to about USD 8 trillion over the next 15 years if the country registers an economic growth of 8 per cent annually and come very close to eliminating abject poverty entirely, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said.

"Today, the Indian economy is among the major economies, the fastest growing economy, it has now left China behind. It grew in real dollars in the last 15 years ending 2016-17 (at) about 9 per cent," Panagariya said.

"Once we correct for the exchange rate (changes), in real dollars India's growth rate in the last 15 years has been about 9 per cent," he said at an interactive multi-stakeholder panel hosted by India's Permanent Mission to the UN, the NITI Aayog and think-tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries.

He added that if one were to "make a very conservative assumption that over the coming 15 years, India would grow eight per cent, (the country s) GDP would rise from 2.3 trillion dollars today to close to about USD 8 trillion," with an average income of over USD 5,000. (Press Trust of India, July 19, 2017)