We respect Raghuram Rajan’s decision: Sitharaman

The minister appreciated the contribution of Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan

GN Bureau | June 20, 2016


#Nirmala Sitharaman   #Raghuram Rajan   #banking   #RBI   #Economy  


Commerce minister Nirmala  Sitharaman on Monday tried to play down the  controversy regarding RBI governor Raghuraman Rajan’s decision to quit,  saying “government respects his decision”.

“We appreciate his contribution and respect his tenure,” she said.

Raghuram Rajan announced on Saturday that he would not continue to head the central bank after his term expires on September 4.

Talking to members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) here on Monday, Sitharaman said she would not like to add to the speculations that Rajan’s announcement had shaken up the confidence of markets. “Is that a shake up,” she reacted when asked about the fall in sensex.

She however said the government was keenly watching the Brexit –  poll in UK to enable the country to determine if it should continue to be part of the European Union (EU)  – to see  what impact it would have  on exports. She said there were all kinds of analysis on whether the exit of UK from the EU would help India. “Frankly, at this moment, we are only watching the situation.”

Besides, she said, the changing economic situation – shrinking of economies and falling GDP in developing countries like Brazil and oil producing nations like Venezuela – would have a definite impact on the Indian exports.

Sitharaman announced that despite the not-so-good global situation, the Indian startup scenario was encouraging and the government was planning a major meet of the startups and investors in Hyderabad in September.  She admitted that the startups in India were already the third largest cluster in the world even before the advent of the Narendra Modi government.

 She claimed that the Modi government had paid attention to creating incubation hubs like a cluster of colleges. Now the government was working on focusing on creating these hubs in tier two cities.

Also read: India to create a buffer stock of pulses: Nirmala Sitharaman

 

Comments

 

Other News

India’s glitch-free vaccination gathers pace

The nationwide vaccination campaign launched Saturday, the largest such exercise in the world, has started setting new benchmarks, with vaccines administered to 2,24,301 beneficiaries in the first two days. “India has vaccinated the highest number of persons on Day1 under its COVID19 v

Maharashtra to spend Rs 2,500 crore to augment, develop power infrastructure

The Maharashtra government has announced a spending of Rs 2,500 crore annually to develop infrastructure of state-owned distribution company Mahavitaran (MSEDCL).   Out of the total amount, Rs 1,500 crore will be spent on energisation of conventional agriculture pumps and Rs 1,000 crore

Launched: Largest vaccination drive in history

India on Saturday began the massive vaccination drive against Covid-19, as prime minister Narendra Modi paid tributes the ‘corona warriors’. “Such a vaccination drive at such a massive scale was never conducted in history. There are over 100 countries having less than 3 cro

"TV not in business of news; it is in the business of polarisation”

Television news these days has a loose relationship with truth, says senior journalist, columnist and author Vir Sanghvi, adding that it is not telling the truth and polarising opinions. In a live webcast with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now, during the Visionary Talk series held by

How the colonial rulers combated “this insidious and growing danger” of dust and smoke

Dust and Smoke: Air Pollution and Colonial Urbanism: India, c. 1860-1940 By Awadhendra Sharan Orient BlackSwan, xxiv+320 pages, Rs 795 Air pollu

Unlocking the value of renewable energy assets through InVITs in India

India has been witnessing a sluggish demand growth for power amidst COVID-19. It has affected both thermal as well as renewable energy (RE) sector. While thermal sector (coal) plant load factor (PLF) is coming down continuously amidst no new generation building up, renewable energy held its ground through

Masterminds Masterclass on Acting with Vidya Malavade





Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter