New Delhi, October 6: The Finance Ministry on Monday said that the major structural reforms launched by the Modi government in agriculture markets, labour laws provide unparalleled opportunity for the MSME sector to grow and prosper. These reforms will in turn contribute to job creation in the primary and secondary sectors. A report by the Finance Ministry stated that the historic labour reforms will benefit MSMEs to increase employment, enhance labour productivity and thereby wages in MSMEs.

According to a report by PTI, the Finance Ministry said that important structural reforms that have been taken by the government to ease the risks posed by COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen India’s economic fundamentals and ensure long-term sustained growth. "The enabling policy environment and initiatives taken by all stakeholders to seize the available opportunities will actualise the growth potential of the Indian economy," the monthly economic report prepared by the Economic Affairs Department of the Finance Ministry said.

The report further said that the sustained spread of the virus poses a downside risk to short-term and medium-term growth rate, adding that the government has strategically undertaken various important structural reforms, encompassing various sectors, to combat these risks. Meanwhile, the implementation of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ package and unlocking of the economy have ensured that economic recovery in India has gained momentum.

The PTI report adds that as on September 25, India's foreign exchange reserves stood at USD 542.02 billion, equivalent to more than 13 months of imports. India''s probable growth path is visible in this assessment.