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FM promises NRIs of new instruments

The Govt will come out with financial instruments to attract their remittances for a longer term, says Chidambaram.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 13:41 IST

Expressing confidence that the Indian economy would clock close to 9 per cent growth this fiscal, Government on Tuesday promised NRIs of coming out with financial instruments for attracting their remittances for longer duration.

Pointing out that NRI remittances to India, on an average, are of three-year duration, Finance Minister P Chidambaram asked them to expand their horizon to bring longer term money for at least 10 years, as well as their expertise in various fields into the country.

Addressing a Pravasi Bharatiya Divas seminar in New Delhi, Chidambaram promised NRIs that the government would bring new financial instruments and institutions to help them bring longer term money and their knowledge base into India.

He particularly asked them to bring their expertise to put agriculture on a sustained growth path of not less than four per cent in a year so that fruits of growth could reach every section of society.