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India ready to move into next orbit of growth: SBI chief


DUBAI: India is ready to move into the next orbit of growth with the hugely successful implementation of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara said on Saturday. The kind of vaccine drive the country has seen makes all the Indians proud, especially because the domestically produced vaccine is being used in a big way, Khara said at the India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai. “Actually, it (rapid vaccination) has enhanced the confidence level of the common man as well as the economy,” he said. India recently achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against Covid-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark. “The country has lived through one of the most challenging times and has come out of it in a very successful manner that gives the confidence that going forward, the journey should be rather easy, and we should be having a huge opportunity for growth… which I am sure will go a long way in terms of meeting the common man’s aspirations,” he said. The credit growth in the economy was quite muted for almost two years, he said, expressing hope that the capacity utilisation will improve, and help revive investment demand in the corporate sector. “The government has done a wonderful job by continuing its focus on infrastructure investment, which has gone a long way in terms of giving a push to the core sectors of the economy. And with private corporate sectors coming with the investment, the economy will certainly move to the next orbit of development,” he added. On the India Pavilion, Khara said it is presenting the real India, which is full of opportunities, to the whole world in an impressive manner.


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