The economic survey 2019 was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a day before she releases Annual Budget 2019 for the second term of the Modi government. CEA K V Subramanian explained the theme cover, colour and the goals of the Economic Survey 2019.
On the cover design, he said that the EcoSurvey2019 captures the idea of investment, savings, exports, growth and jobs as well as presents a virtuous cycle with investment as the key driver. About the theme of the Economic Survey 2019, he said that it is to enable “shifting gears” to accelerate and to sustain a real GDP growth rate of 8% and thereby achieve the vision of 5 trillion economy as envisioned by Prime Minister Modi. Elaborating on the chapters of the economic survey he said that every chapter has a “Chapter at a Glance” that encapsulates the key ideas in the chapter. The blue colour defines the limitless possibility.
On the blue print for achieving 5 trillion economy, the Eco Survey 2019, as it is being called by the chief economic advisor Subramanian, he said: "Investment is the key driver that catalyses the economy to shift gears into a self-sustaining virtuous cycle when supported by a favourable demographic phase".
Explaining the term 'Economic Survey Demystified', he said it presents a series of short videos explaining the key idea underlying each important chapter. The videos are available both in English and in Hindi. Tweeting the videos explaining various takeaways of the Economic Survey 2019, he highlighted that Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has been helpful in making a behavorial change.
"EcoSurvey2019 lays out an ambitious agenda for behavioural change including gender equality, a healthy & beautiful India, savings, tax compliance and credit quality. Heading into a century where data has become the new oil, Survey foresees countless opportunities in creating data as a public good of the people, for the people and by the people. Policy should enable MSMEs to grow, create greater profits for their owners and contribute to job creation and productivity in the economy."