Questions on GDP keep coming for India's statisticians

April 16, 2015 9:00 PM

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NEW DELHI, April 17 (Reuters) - Ashish Kumar, the head of India's statistics office, has faced two months of questioning about how a new way of measuring GDP created the world's fastest-growing major economy overnight.

Until early February, when Kumar's office changed the way it measures economic activity, India was enduring its weakest run of growth since the mid-1980s. Now it is outpacing China, having grown an annual 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.

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