Inflation to ease on lower borrowings: RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Feb 12, 2024


Less borrowing will reduce inflation: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

New Delhi: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Said on Monday that more capital will be available for government borrowing than market estimates. private sectorresulting in ease inflation and promote development.
He also supported the government's focus on capital expenditure and argued that it is a GDP multiplier, as it creates a multiplier effect of 1.2-1.4 times. “The thrust on capital expenditure is always welcome,” he told reporters after the post-Budget meeting of the Central Board, which was addressed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “This is lower than initially expected. The lower volume of borrowing means…this will ensure that there will be more resources available in the banking system to meet the needs of the private sector.”
Furthermore, they hope that less borrowing will help stabilize inflation. In the interim budget, Sitharaman laid out a fiscal consolidation roadmap with a target of reducing fiscal deficit to 5.1% of GDP next year and to 4.5% in FY2026. Moreover, the government has proposed to borrow less for the next financial year due to increased tax revenue.
Noting that the volume of borrowing is very important for monetary policy, Das said, “It is one of the factors that is taken into account while making monetary policy. I would say that it is growth stimulating, and it is inflationary.” “Helps reduce the levels of.” On the debt-to-GDP ratio, Das said it had reached 88% during the Covid period and has now come down to 81%.



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