Bad loans of state-run banks at Rs 1.43 lakh cr
"The government has advised public sector banks to take a number of new initiatives to increase the pace of recovery and manage NPAs," he added.
In a separate reply, Meena said India's external debt increased from USD 305.9 billion at end-March 2011 to USD 345.7 billion at end-March 2012."
At this level, the external debt remains at manageable levels as indicated by the Debt-GDP ratio of 20 per cent at end-March 2012 and the debt service ratio of 6 per cent of current receipts for 2011-12," he said.
The external debt increased marginally to USD 349.5 billion at end-June 2012, Meena added.
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