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Indian economy on a shaky ground: Nobel awardee Abhijit

KOLKATA: Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who was on Monday awarded the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground.

The data currently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic revival anytime soon, he stated. “The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground. After witnessing the present (growth) data, just can’t be sure about it (revival of economy in near future). In the last five-six years, at least we could witness some growth, but now that assurance is also gone,” Banerjee told a news channel from the US.

The 58-year-old economist, who bagged the coveted prize jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kremer for his “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”, said he never thought he would get a Nobel so early in his career. PTI

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