NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajeev Kumar has said, the second wave of COVID-19 will surely have unpleasant impact on the economic activity but we will still get a very positive growth rate for the first quarter.
In an exclusive Interview to AIR News, Mr Kumar said, the kind of very sharp ‘V’ shape recovery the country was expecting will be less pronounced as the economy suffered due to localised lockdowns and the consumer and investor sentiment got a beating.
The Vice Chairman of the apex planning body of the country said, by the end of June this will be behind us and the vaccination programme would also have gone to another level.
Kumar, who is a leading economist, said after June the economy will have a stronger and faster recovery than most of the people expected. He said, the year will end on a positive note.
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman said, the output of the coming Kharif season will not be affected much by the second wave of the Pandemic.
Mr Kumar said, the country is going to have a normal monsoon for the fourth year in a row and the reports about the summer season are also encouraging. The area covered is also quite substantial.
The exclusive interview with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar on Safe livelihood & Infrastructure work during COVID-19 pandemic in the ‘Surkhion Mein’ programme will be broadcast by News Services Division of All India Radio tonight.
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