India's Growth Rate Lowest Since 2009, 4.2% in 2019-20
Such unfavourable conditions were seen in India only in 2009 when the whole world was experiencing an economic meltdown. The government had earlier estimated the growth rate to be around 5% in 2019. Clearly, 3.1% of the last quarter clearly shows how the government is struggling badly on the economic front.
An epidemic or lockdown cannot be attributed in any way to this reduced growth rate because it includes only five days of March when the lockdown occurred. It can be said that the figures are likely to come down even further in the coming quarter.