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This year's Economic Survey is printed in lavender colour (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
This year's Economic Survey is printed in lavender colour (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Revealed: Why this year's Economic Survey is lavender in colour

  • The colour of the Economic Survey is the same as the colour of the new 100-rupee note
  • CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian said the theme of this year's Economic Survey is wealth creation

Ahead of Union Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled Economic Survey 2019-20. This year's Economic Survey is lavender in colour. Introducing the Survey, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy V Subramanian said that the colour lavender, also used in the new 100 note, signifies the the synthesis between the old and new. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued lavender-coloured 100 currency notes in 2018.

CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian said that the theme of this year's Economic Survey was "wealth creation". "Wealth is both a cause and effect of investment. That is why it is important for us to focus on wealth creation," said the chief economic adviser.

The cover of Economic Survey is printed in different colours every year. The colour represents the government's focus areas for that year's economic planning.

In 2019, the cover of Survey was printed in 'sky blue' colour. The colour symbolised the spirit of spirit “blue sky thinking".

"#EcoSurvey2019 is imbued by the spirit “blue sky thinking" in thinking about the appropriate economic model for India," tweeted Krishnamurthy Subramanian who authored the Economic Survey 2019.

In 2018, the Survey cover had been printed in pink to underline the importance of gender issues to the economy. The survey took into account the fact that gender equality is an inherently multi-dimensional issue. Arvind Subramanian had presented Economic Survey that year.

This year's Economy Survey has projected economic growth to rebound and hit 6%-6.5% in the next financial year starting April 1.

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