Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday stated she doesn’t wish to take into account the Omicron variant of coronavirus as a risk to India nevertheless it’s actually a problem, and so are supply-side points.
“A component of uncertainty continues over the Omicron variant of coronavirus. However Indians are resilient, they’ve proven they will adapt to any scenario. We now have to provide it to them,” she stated whereas addressing the Hindustan Occasions Management Summit.
She, nonetheless, stated the pandemic and the linked challenges have created a chance by itself that has led to a speedy formalisation of the casual sector employees.
In the meantime, Sitharaman was very hopeful that this 12 months’s GDP numbers will likely be very encouraging. India GDP may be over 6-7 p.c, she stated.
“India’s engagements globally along with constant home insurance policies , a constant tax coverage and stability for companies and better synergy between the Centre and states can result in good progress,” she stated.
(Edited by : Kanishka Sarkar)