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Indian Government Announces 28 Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Projects

The Indian government has approved infrastructure projects worth 1.83tn rupees ($28.4bn; £17.7bn) to revive the economy and boost the falling rupee.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said 36 stalled projects in oil, gas, power, road and railways sectors were cleared.

“The message we are sending is that the investment cycle has restarted, and we are pushing it,” he said.

The announcement came on a day the rupee hit a new record low, touching 65.6 against the US dollar.

Recent attempts to reduce volatility in currency markets have so far failed to have any result.

via BBC [1]

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