NEW DELHI: Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday that India would become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid by previous Governments.
Delivering a lecture on ‘Furthering India’s Promise’, Mukherjee said various economic and social sectors are performing well because of the efforts of Indians since Independence.
He rued the fact that the Modi dispensation has not only scrapped five-year plans but also done away with the Planning Commission.
“The Finance Minister can say that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid previously. The efforts were not put by Britishers but by Indians since Independence,” he said.
“These five-year plans built the vision for economy, health, education among others. The investment used to be made based on these plans,” he told at the lecture organised by Samruddha Bharat Foundation. (AGENCIES)