(The Gist of PIB) Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2019-20 [FEBRUARY-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Key Highlights of
Economic Survey 2019-20
Key Highlights of Economic Survey
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala
Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2019-20 in the Parliament.
Key Highlights of the Economic Survey 2019-20 are as follows:
The expenditure on social services (health, education and others) by the
Centre and States as a proportion of GDP increased from 6.2 % in 2014-15 to
7.7 % in 2019-20 (BE).
India’s ranking in Human Development Index improved to 129 in 2018 from
130 in 2017. With 1.34 % average annual HDI growth, India is among the
fastest improving countries
The share of regular wage/salaried employees has increased by 5
percentage points from 18 % in 2011-12 to 23 % in 2017-18.
A significant jump of around 2.62 crore new jobs with 1.21 crore in
rural areas and 1.39 crore in urban areas in this category.
Total formal employment in the economy increased from 8 % in 2011-12 to
9.98 % in 2017-18.
Gender disparity in India’s labour market widened due to decline in
female labour force participation especially in rural areas. Around 60 % of
the productive age (15-59) group engaged in full time domestic duties.
About 76.7 % of the households in the rural areas and about 96 % in the
urban areas had houses of pucca structure.
A 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029) launched to focus on
sustaining the sanitation behavior change and increasing access to solid and
liquid waste management.