Recent Cut In Corporate Tax Rate Was Done To Boost Investments, Says Chief Economic Adviser
File photo of Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Recent Cut In Corporate Tax Rate Was Done To Boost Investments, Says Chief Economic Adviser

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Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian on Monday said private investment is key to economic growth and the recent cut in corporate tax rate was done to boost investments.

"Private investment is the driver of economic growth. Steps that we are taking, be it corporate tax rate cut, be it code on wages and industrial relations, is to try and create a more favourable environment for investment," Subramanian said at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Young Leaders Summit in New Delhi.

He said investment is required for a sustained economic growth.

"So there is indeed well thought out agenda in implementing these measures and the effects of these will show (results), " he said.

India's gross domestic product growth slowed sharply to a pace of 4.5 percent in the July-September, hit by a slump in manufacturing output.

The pace of GDP growth has moderated from the 5 percent rate in April-June and 7 percent in July-September quarter of 2018.

In September, the government had announced a cut in the corporate tax rate to 22 percent from 30 percent.

It also lowered the tax rate for new manufacturing companies to 15 percent to attract new foreign direct investments.

Also read: Corporate Tax Cut Was Needed To Spur Investment, Boost Growth, Says Chief Economic Adviser

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