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Indianomics: Here's a classroom on how GDP is put together by the CSO

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To understand how the GDP is calculated, CNBC-TV18 spoke to Aloke Kar, professor at Indian Statistical Institute who has been involved in putting together the GDP at the Central Statistical Organisation for many years.

The Q1 GDP numbers will be announced on Monday (August 31). CNBC-TV18 poll shows that the Q1 GDP numbers could come in at almost -20 percent and this with agriculture being the best performer with almost a 5 percent growth.
Manufacturing is seen to have contracted by over 30 percent. In services, the number is varying widely. Under the heading trade, hotels and transport estimates vary from -21 to -50 percent. Again in finance, insurance and real estate the estimates vary from -8 to -30 percent.
To understand how the GDP is calculated, CNBC-TV18 spoke to Aloke Kar, professor at Indian Statistical Institute who has been involved in putting together the GDP at the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) for many years.
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