These are the first growth estimates to be put out by CSO after demonetisation and currency recall was implemented last year.
"India has been a star performer in gloomy times. We do not have many cases of 7 per cent growth."
About 6.8 lakh adolescent girls and young women in the project districts are expected to benefit from the programme, the release said.
Observing that poverty is still high despite growing prosperity, the survey suggested that living conditions across the states could be improved by focusing on farm output, urban infrastructure, liberalised product and labour market.
In January, farmers in Sheopur in Madhya Pradesh had received Rs 2,000 notes without Mahatma Gandhi's image from an SBI ATM, sparking fears that they could be fake.
Apprehensions regarding the abuse of information by the assessees appear to be the main reason behind the tax department's move to seek changes to the Income Tax Act
The minister said that the honorarium of sub-registrars has been enhanced from Rs 200 to Rs 2,000.
"Today, India is one of the most open economies of the world."
The cumulative number of investor accounts stood at 2.71 crore at the end of December 2016 compared to 2.47 crore in the same period a year ago.
Highlight concerns such as cross-empowerment in IGST
Furthermore, the Chief Economic Advisor revealed that according to statistics, India has managed to overtake China, as the latter’s economic growth ‘plummeted post the financial crisis.’
The long-awaited rules will come into effect from next fiscal