Current account deficit pegged at 3.5% this fiscal: C Rangarajan
Noting that the country was moving on a "difficult phase" on its economic growth, Rangarajan said one of the tools that was required to bring the economy back on the growth trajectory was to bring down the current account deficit.
"The current account deficit is remaining at high level and we should work towards getting the current account deficit to more moderate levels. We should aim at the current account deficit of 2.5 per cent of the GDP down from the current 4.5 per cent. But in the current year, perhaps, the current account deficit may be around 3.5 per cent of the GDP", he told reporters late last night at the sidelines of a function. Besides moderating the current account deficit, the former Reserve Bank Governor said the country was required to address some major macro-economic concerns like "taming the inflation" and addressing "fiscal deficit".
"In order to get back to the high level of growth, we need to address some major macro economic concerns -- first is to tame inflation. We had three years of high inflation. We need to bring it down to more comfortable levels. Second, the
process of fiscal consolidation must continue and we should work towards getting
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