Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser in the finance ministry was the guest at this edition of ThePrint’s Off The Cuff.
In a conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Sanyal expressed confidence that the Indian economy will grow at more than 11 per cent real GDP growth and 15 per cent nominal GDP growth projected by the latest Economic Survey. Sanyal reiterated the government’s commitment to privatisation and said the opposition to the move comes as no surprise. He also talked about the inflation targeting framework and why updating the basket of items that are a part of the consumer price inflation index is important. Explaining the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat, he said it must not be seen as an attempt to return to the period prior to the 1991 reforms. “The PM has no interest in going back to driving in Ambassador cars,” Sanyal said.