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Budget 2019: Govt to infuse Rs 70,000 crore into state-owned banks

Unveiling Budget 2019-20, Nirmala Sitharaman said non-performing assets of PSBs have come down by Rs 1 lakh crore.

budget Updated: Jul 05, 2019 13:02 IST
Press Trust of India
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced that the government will pump in 70,000 crore into public sector banks (PSBs) to strengthen them and enhance their lending capacity.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced that the government will pump in 70,000 crore into public sector banks (PSBs) to strengthen them and enhance their lending capacity.(ANI Twitter)
         

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced that the government will pump in 70,000 crore into public sector banks (PSBs) to strengthen them and enhance their lending capacity.

Unveiling Budget 2019-20, she said non-performing assets of PSBs have come down by Rs 1 lakh crore.

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Banks have recovered Rs 4 lakh crore due to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and other means effected in the past four years, she said.

The government has decided to infuse Rs 70,000 crore in the state-owned banks, so that credit growth can be improved, she said.

Domestic credit has increased to 13 per cent.

She further said the government has carried out consolidation in the PSBs, smoothly reducing their number by 8.

(For full budget coverage log on to livemint.com)

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published: Jul 05, 2019 13:02 IST

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