This Article is From Aug 15, 2016

PM Modi Backs Inflation Targeting In Independence Day Speech

PM Modi Backs Inflation Targeting In Independence Day Speech

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his backing to a new inflation target in a major speech on Monday, saying his government had brought down consumer price growth from double digits under the last government. 

Delivering his third Independence Day address, PM Modi backed the 4 percent inflation target, within a range of 2 percentage points either way, that had been agreed with outgoing Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan. 

The government formally "notified" the medium-term inflation target just before Dr. Rajan held his final policy meeting on August 9. Figures last Friday showed inflation nudging over 6 percent, outside the target range.

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