Wealth of poor fascinates PM, asks RBI for financial inclusion roadmap

Jaitley promises credibility of decision-making, easing processes to make India's tax structure non-adversarial

GN Bureau | April 2, 2015


#prime minister   #Narendra Modi   #Arun Jaitley   #RBI   #Raghuram Rajan   #jan dhan yojana  


Prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the Reserve Bank India to prepare 20-year roadmap for financial inclusion while focusing on the success of the prime minister’s jan dhan yojan, which has Rs 14,000 crore deposits. The jan dhan yojana has made the country see the wealth of the poor. "We have only seen the prosperity of the rich but the Jan Dhan Yojana makes us see the wealth of the poor," said Modi.

Modi said he will meet RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan once in every two months and informed that the RBI has taken up the issue of financial inclusion in a very big way.

Speaking at the financial inclusion conference of the RBI in Mumbai, Modi asked banks to take a considerate view in lending to the poor."We should target to make paper and ink used to print Indian currency within the country as part of ‘Make In India’, he said.

He spoke on the farmers problems and said the farmers should not have to resort to suicides because of a lack of funds in a speech delivered in Hindi at an event on financial inclusion at the apex bank.

Over a dozen debt-laden farmers in the country have committed suicide in recent weeks, and discontent in many rural areas against government policies is turning into anger against Modi less than a year after he swept into office.

The Prime Minister also said that the RBI's thinking on financial matters was often quite similar to the government's.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, addressing the conference, said the government would restore the credibility of decision-making, while easing processes and making India's tax structure non-adversarial.  It reiterates government promises to make India more business- and investor-friendly.

Governor said the country's push to finance infrastructure should not override the need for financial stability. India is keen to ramp up infrastructure investment to help support economic growth, which will require a big push to fund projects.

RBI governor's speech: http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/bs_viewspeeches.aspx

Comments

 

Other News

How the Great War of Mahabharata was actually a world war

Mahabharata: A World War By Gaurang Damani Sanganak Prakashan, 317 pages, Rs 300 Gaurang Damani, a Mumbai-based el

Budget expectations, from job creation to tax reforms…

With the return of the NDA to power in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, all eyes are now on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s full budget for the FY 2024-25. The interim budget presented in February was a typical vote-on-accounts, allowing the outgoing government to manage expenses in

How to transform rural landscapes, design 5G intelligent villages

Futuristic technologies such as 5G are already here. While urban users are reaping their benefits, these technologies also have a potential to transform rural areas. How to unleash that potential is the question. That was the focus of a workshop – “Transforming Rural Landscape:

PM Modi visits Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh in Moscow

Prime minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by president Vladimir Putin, visited the All Russian Exhibition Centre, VDNKh, in Moscow Tuesday. The two leaders toured the Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh. The Rosatom pavilion, inaugurated in November 2023, is one of the largest exhibitions on the histo

Let us pledge to do what we can for environment: President

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday morning spent some time at the sea beach of the holy city of Puri, a day after participating in the annual Rath Yatra. Later she penned her thoughts about the experience of being in close commune with nature. In a message posted on X, she said:

PM leaves for Russia, Austria

All eyes are on the Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin meeting, as the prime minister left Monday for an official visit of Russia as also of Austria. In the ‘departure statement, the PM said, “I am embarking on an official visit to the Russian Federation for the 22nd Annual Summit and

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter