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Economic Survey 2022: Govt trims down survey from "unwieldy" to 413 pages

At 413 pages, the latest edition of the Economic Survey is significantly smaller than last year's.

January 31, 2022 / 04:52 PM IST

The Economic Survey for 2021-22, released on January 31, explains the government's "Agile" approach to its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. This framework is based on feed-back loops, real-time monitoring of actual outcomes, flexible responses, and safety-net buffers, among others.

If one were to go by the length of the Economic Survey, the government's response may have been more muted in FY22 when compared to FY21, with the document being markedly shorter than its immediate predecessor. This was largely down to the complete removal of an entire volume.

"The two volume format did allow space for bringing in new ideas and themes but, at almost 900 pages, it was also becoming unwieldy," Sanjeev Sanyal, the government's Principal Economic Adviser, wrote in the preface to the Survey.

The Economic Survey for 2020-21 comprised of a 335-page Volume 1, 368-page Volume 2, and a 174-page long statistical appendix. The Economic Survey for 2020-21 is 413 pages long, with a 208-page long statistical appendix.