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Monetary Policy Decisions

MPC Meeting of August, 2003

  1. Reduction of Minimum Rediscount Rate (MRR) by 150 basis points to 15.0 per cent with effect from August 17, 2003;
  2. Changed the frequency of MPC Meetings from fortnightly to monthly;

MPC Meeting of June, 2003

  1. While a change in the stance of monetary policy was not considered as desirable, the need for greater fiscal prudence was emphasized.

MPC Meeting of April, 2003

  1. No additional policy action was introduced during the month.

MPC Meeting of March, 2003

  1. No new monetary policy action was introduced during the month.
Facts : 1/1/1900
Structural Adjustment Programme (S.A.P.):Introduced in June 1986, the Structural Adjustment Programme was introduced after a public debate on IMF loan conditionalities. It was aimed at re-structuring the productive base of the ecnonomy and promoting non-inflationary economic growth.
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