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Feb 20, 2019

Finance Commission asks Telangana govt to give an action plan to overcome GSDP

15th Finance Commission has asked Telangana government to give an action plan to overcome the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) debt concerns by 2025. 

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, 15th Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh pointed out at the concerns over the signs of stress over the state economy, despite its robustness.

The Chairman said the state performance is better in terms of growth in revenues when compared to that of some other states. 

Stating that the state has projected growth rate of up to 20 per cent in the years to come, the Chairman said Telangana state has to maintain its growth rate continuously over and above 13-14 per cent. He cautioned stating that failing in which the state will face disaster in many fronts.

The Chairman also observed that the contribution of districts for GSDP is uneven as four out of 31 districts in the state including Hyderabad contribute to over 50 per cent growth.

He appreciated some of the programmes taken up by the state government relating to irrigation, drinking water supply, residential schools are iconic and bring enormous benefits to people in the future.

The 15th Finance commission will interact with economists lead by Reserve Bank former Governor Y V Reddy today and will be given a presentation on - Draft Report of Evaluation of State Finances of Telangana by the Indian School of Business.

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