India is destined to become the”epicenter” of the global growth story in the 21st century when Asia would drive the world’s growth, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
“The microeconomic picture of India is very stable. India is going through a very high growth trajectory. Energy is the primary driving engine of this growth,” Pradhan said during an interaction session at the ongoing CERAWeek 2017, which is being attended by top global leaders from the oil and natural gas industry.
“I am expecting this kind of world economy, and with India and Chinese growth, Asia would be the center of the global growth. India would be the epicenter of that growth story,” he said in response to a question from Daniel Yergin of CERAWeek.
“We have to create our ecosystem, a business-friendly environment to compete in this world. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has given us a target that by 2022, India must reduce its import dependency by 10 per cent. We are working on this,” Pradhan said, adding that energy is the primary trigger of India’s aspiration and growth. Read more