Housing and real estate loans
A significant cut in interest rates on personal housing loans and loans to the commercial real estate sector was announced.
High-frequency indicators suggest that consumption (both private and government); investment; and external demand are all on the path of regaining traction: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.
Countering impact of COVID-19
RBI announced over 100 measures to lessen the impact of COVID-19. "We will continue to monitor measures that are still under implementation," RBI Governor Das said.
Projected CPI inflation
CPI inflation is pegged at 5.9 percent in Q2; 5.3 percent in Q3; and 5.8 percent in Q4 of 2021-22, with risks broadly balanced. CPI inflation for Q1:2022-23 is projected at 5.1 percent.
Pandemic and the economy
We are in the midst of an extraordinary situation arising out of the pandemic, require policy support from all sides to nurture recovery: RBI
GDP growth target
GDP growth target retained at 9.5% in FY22.
Monetary policy 'accommodative'
RBI has maintained the monetary policy stance at 'accommodative,' which means that it is unlikely that a rate hike will happen.
CPI inflation seen at 5.7% in 2020-21, to fall to 5.1% in April-June 2022, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has informed that the economy is recovering after being hit by the second wave of COVID-19. He is hopeful that activity will pick up because of vaccination.
Repo rate and reverse repo rate
Repo rate will stay unchanged at 4%, reverse repo rate remains at 3.35%.
Interest rates remain unchanged
Interest rates to remain unchanged as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to maintain status quo.