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  • 8.1%GDP for 2003-2004; Highest ever annual addition to National Wealth.
  • Exports up by 20%. $50bn in 202-2003 against $33.2bn in 1998-1999.
  • Rs 50,000-crore Infrasctructure and Manufacturing Fund set up and spent on Power generation.sea ports, Airports, roads, Tourism, Telecommunication and urbaninfrasctructure.
  • Rs,10,000 crore Small and medium industry fund set up, Interest rate at 2% below PLR.
  • No shortage of foodgrains and no price rise during severe drought in 14 states in 2002-2003.
  • Law passed to usher in transparency in central and state industries.
  • Income tax exemption limit raised and procedure simplified to make it citizen-friendly.
  • FII inflos : $15bn in 2003 against $9.9bn in 1998.
  • FDI : $4.66 billion in 2002-2003 against $2.46billion in 1998.
  • SEBI act amended to create safeguards against malpractices.
  • Law passed to help banks and financial institutions reduce their NPA’s.