Consumer Demand Picking Up During Festival Season: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that demand for consumer goods has picked up during the festival season, which runs from October to March, and could help revive the economy.

Referring to the Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index, Ms Sitharaman said economic activity had picked up in the country after the easing of pandemic restrictions and helped by various government measures.

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