Press Esc to close

Chidambaram promises more reforms

New Delhi, Mar 23, 2013 (PTI): 14:13 IST
Announcing further liberalisation of FII investment norms, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the government is "steadily and surely" working on next generation of reforms to put the economy back on high growth path.

Addressing the National Editors Conference here, he said with liberalisation of FDI and other measures, the government has travelled considerable distance on the road to fiscal consolidation and reforms.

In further liberalisation of norms for investment by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) in government securities and corporate bonds, he said norms have been rationalised. "There were a number of sub divisions and in order to rationalise, it is proposed to merge the existing sub limits and create only two broad categories," he said.

One category of basket, he said, will consist of government securities of USD 25 billion and the second basket will consist of all corporate bonds of USD 51 billion.

"Therefore from April 1, there will be two baskets, one of USD 25 billion for government securities and (the other) of USD 51 billion for all corporate bonds," he said. Promising more reforms, Chidambaram said that "we are steadily and surely working on next generation of reforms".

The recent economic reforms include liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in multi-brand retail and aviation, partial deregulation of diesel prices and caping supply of subsidised LPG.

Referring to the Food Security Bill, Chidambaram expressed confidence Parliament will soon pass it. "I am confident it (Food Security Bill) will be passed soon by Parliament, possibly in the Budget Session itself," he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.