New Delhi: The government on Friday revised downward the economic growth rate for 2019-20 to 4% from 4.2% estimated earlier, mainly due to contraction in secondary sectors like manufacturing and construction.
"Real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the years 2019-20 and 2018-19 stands at Rs 145.69 lakh crore and Rs 140.03 lakh crore, respectively, showing a growth of 4.0 per cent during 2019-20 and 6.5 per cent during 2018-19," National Statistical Office said in revised national account data.
Under the first revision released in January 2020, real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for 2018-19 was pegged at Rs 139.81 lakh crore, showing a growth of 6.1%.
"The growth in real GVA during 2019-20 has been lower than that in 2018-19 mainly due to relatively lower growth in 'Mining and Quarrying', 'Manufacturing', 'Electricity, Gas, Water Supply & Other Utility Services', 'Construction', 'Trade, repair, Hotels and Restaurants' and 'Financial Services'," the data said.
During 2019-20, the growth rates of the primary sector (comprising agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining & quarrying), secondary sector (comprising manufacturing, electricity, gas, water supply & other utility services, and construction) and tertiary sector (services) have been estimated as 3.3%, (-)1.1 per cent and 7.2% as against a growth of 2.2%, 5.8% and 7.2%, respectively, in the previous year.
Nominal Net National Income or NNI at current prices for 2019-20 stands at Rs 179.94 lakh crore against Rs 167.05 lakh crore in 2018-19, showing a growth of 7.7% against a rise of 10.3% in the previous year.
Per capita income i.e. per capita net national income at current prices is estimated at Rs 1,25,883 and Rs 1,34,186, respectively, for 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Per Capita PFCE at current prices, for 2018-19 and 2019-20 is estimated at Rs 84,567 and Rs 91,790, respectively.