World Bank forecasts low growth

World Bank forecasts low growth

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The World Bank says lack of credit and drop in private consumption have led to a gloomy growth outlook for India with a steep cut in growth rate for the current fiscal year and only a modest gain projected for the next year.

India's growth rate is forecast to be only 5 per cent for the current fiscal year, weighed down by a growth of only 4.5 per cent in the July-September quarter, according to the 2020 Global Economic Prospects report.

'In India, [economic] activity was constrained by insufficient credit availability, as well as by subdued private consumption,' the bank said. The growth rate is forecast to pick up to 5.8 per cent in the next fiscal year and to 6.1 per cent in 2021-22.

India's growth rate was 6.8 per cent in 2018-19.