Rajan: We have political will to undertake financial reforms

  • PTI, New York
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 07:24 IST

Underscoring the need for financial sector reforms, Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has stressed that the “time to deliver begins now” and there is political will to undertake reforms and improve India’s economic growth.

“Financial reform is not difficult — we have the political will to improve,” the Indian Consulate here tweeted the RBI governor as saying during an event on Wednesday.

“Time to deliver begins now. We need to focus on deliverables,” another tweet quoting Rajan said.

The head of central bank addressed a select gathering of prominent and influential Indian-American businessmen from the finance and investment banking sector at an event organised by the Consulate General in collaboration with the India-America Chamber of Commerce.

Outlining the major areas that require change and immediate implementation, Rajan said it is a good time to invest in the Indian economy now.

Developing infrastructure, improving quality of human capital, optimum regulation for good business and extensive financial sector reform should be the next steps for improvement and development of the Indian economy, according a press statement issued by the Consulate.

Rajan encouraged the Indian-American business community to get involved in the “nitty gritty of the implementation process,” saying such involvement was not difficult especially since the Indian government has the political will to reform.

Rajan emphasised on the need to convert talk about change into delivering and implementing reforms, the statement said.

He also said stalled projects need to get back on track and “clearance should be from capital and on ground.”

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