Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Indian rupee is holding ground at a time when dollar has strengthened, asserting that the fundamentals of India’s economy is strong and the inflation is low compared to other parts of the world.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday after concluding her trip to the city where she attended the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Sitharaman also said that the inflation is at a manageable level.
The fundamentals of the Indian economy are good, macroeconomic fundamentals are good. The foreign exchange reserve is good.
This is what I keep repeating that inflation is also at a manageable level, Sitharaman said.
In a report by PTI, while responding to questions, Sitharaman, who also held 24 bilateral and about a dozen multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the IMF and the World Bank meetings, said that she would love to bring the inflation further below six per cent, and the government is making efforts for it.
Referring to the fact that several countries in the world like Turkey are facing double digit inflation, she said countries are being very severely impacted through external factors.