RBI’s booster shots to help India’s economy fight the pandemic

RBI boost indian economy against pandemic

“India is expected to post a sharp turnaround and resume its pre-COVID pre-slowdown trajectory by growing at 7.4 per cent in 2021-22.”

– Shaktikanta Das

Governor, RBI on 17th April 2020

Key Highlights: RBI’s booster shots to help India’s economy fight the pandemic

MeasuresObjective
NPA classification will now not include the 90- day moratorium on loansSecuring banks' books & entity classification as RBI rolls out aggressive measures
TLTRO 2.0 worth Rs 50,000 croreLiquidity boost to NBFCs, HFCs & MFIs
Special refinance facilities of Rs 50,000 cr to NHB, SIDBI and NABARDSystemic liquidity support to small enterprises
LCR requirement for SCB to be brought down from 100 percent to 80 percent with immediate effectCommercial banks deposit less with RBI, keep more with themselves for liquidity
Fixed reverse repo rate under LAF cut by 25 bps to 3.75 percent from 4 percent with immediate effectUnattractive for commercial banks to deposit with RBI, might as well lend
For large accounts under default, additional provisioning of 20 percent is required for not implementing resolution in 180 days. This has now been relaxed.Breathing space for banks, leaving more towards the banks' liquidity

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