MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's interim finance minister said on Friday that the government was committed to support all state-run banks and strengthen their operations, after several lenders reported a jump in net losses earlier this month.
Indian banks, already burdened by a near-record 9.5 trillion rupees ($141 billion) of soured loans as of last year, reported a further rise in bad loans in the March quarter after the Reserve Bank of India withdrew half a dozen loan-restructuring schemes and tightened some rules in February.
($1 = 67.5000 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Abhirup Roy; Writing by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Alex Richardson)
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