> Growth of Economy accelerated to 7.6 per cent in 2015-16.
> India hailed as a 'bright spot' amidst a slowing global economy by IMF. > Robust growth achieved despite very unfavourable global conditions and two consecutive years shortfall in monsoon by 13 per cent
> Foreign exchange reserves touched highest ever level of about 350 billion US dollars.
> Despite increased devolution to States by 55 per cent as a result of the 14th Finance Commission award, plan expenditure increased at RE stage in 2015-16 - in contrast to earlier years.