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Govt considers special deposit scheme for NRIs to boost dollar inflows

The rupee hit an all-time low of 73.41 a dollar in early trade on Wednesday, and sharply lower than its previous close of 72.93

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

India is considering a special deposit scheme for non-resident Indians to boost dollar inflows, agency NewsRise reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed ministry official.

Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg had said in June, if needed, the government could raise funds through foreign currency non-repatriable (FCNR) deposits, sovereign bonds or other routes to increase forex reserves.

The partially convertible hit 73.4050 per dollar in early trade on Wednesday, an all-time low, and sharply lower than its previous close of 72.93. Indian markets were closed on Tuesday on account of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

First Published: Wed, October 03 2018. 12:47 IST
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