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The recent macroeconomic data indicates that Indian economic activity may soon reach to its pre Covid level. The latest reading on Nomura India Business resumption Index is 93.4, just 6.6% below pre Covid induced lockdown level. The media headlines and official commentary claims it to be a “V” shaped recovery, implying that one year may have been lost, but Indian economy is nearly back to “normal”. There is section of experts which is terming it to be a “K” shaped recovery rather than a “V” shaped one; implying that one part of the economy has raced much ahead while the other continues to slide.
Some noteworthy data includes:
These data certainly a matter of relief. However, in no way it makes me comfortable. I know from my travels and interaction with people that for a significantly large section of population, the normalization will take years, if not decades, of “high” economic growth. Besides, the amount of stimulus that has taken to bring the economy back to “pre Covid” level may not be available to take it back to pre global financial crisis (GFC) level; exatly we want to be.