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May 23, 2020
1:56PM

FM Nirmala Sitharaman stresses the need to make country self reliant

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stressed the need to make the country self-reliant. In an exclusive interview to Doordarshan News, Ms Sitharaman said, the country still has to import goods which help produce both for the country itself and also for exports.
 
The FInance MInister said, the way the goverment has designed the package, it would give immediate help to all those who need additional capital in order to kick-start the economy. She said, it will benefit both demand and the supply side.
 
On the call of restarting the economy during the epidemic, Ms Sitharaman said that she has kept open all options with reassurance that government is ready to help. Finance Minister reiterated that economic package announced by govt will enhance the ease of doing business.
 
Talking about RBI's recent decisions, Ms Sitharaman said, they have been very timely and made a lot of difference to the sentiments which prevails and also immediately make available affordable liquidity. Ms Sitharaman also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi  for taking bold decisions to free farmers off historical shackles. She said, farmers can now choose to whom they want to sell their produce. 

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