Boosting private sector investment in India challenging - econ adviser

HONG KONG, March 29 (Reuters) - Boosting private sector

investment remains a challenge for the Indian economy, Arvind

Subramanian, chief economic adviser to the finance ministry told

the annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong

Kong on Wednesday.

Annual gross domestic product (GDP) INGDPQ=ECI growth for

the October-December period came in at 7.0 percent, a tad slower

than 7.4 percent in the previous quarter but much faster than

the 6.4 percent expansion forecast by economists in a Reuters

poll.

(Reporting by Saikat Chatterjee, writing by Farah Master;

Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)