New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet leading economists and experts today in the run-up to the presentation of Union Budget 2019-20 on July 5 with the government looking at ways to boost growth and employment generation.
The meeting, being held at the NITI Aayog, comes in the backdrop of economic growth slowing to 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018-19 pushing India behind China.
The Central Statistics Office data also showed that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2018-19 (at 2011-12 prices) was at a five-year low of 6.8 percent as compared to 7.2 percent GDP growth in 2017-18.
Modi had met Secretaries of all ministries earlier this month and urged them to begin work on making India a five trillion dollar economy.
The economists and experts are expected to make presentations to the Prime Minister about the challenges and the ways to boost growth.