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The Australia South Asia Research Centre presents

The new economics of financial inclusion in India

2016 K R Narayanan Oration


31st March 2016


Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


The Hon Mr Arun Jaitley, MP, Rajya Sabha, Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, Government of India



This event video can be viewed at ANU YouTube Channel. The lecture script can be downloaded at here.

Insufficient participation by the India’s population in the financial sector has long been a matter of concern for generations of Indian policymakers. In the past several approaches to rectify this have been tried including the nationalization of some major commercial banks. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Jana Dhana Yojana and other policy initiatives have taken a bold step in the direction of ensuring greater financial inclusion.

In this 2016 K R Narayanan Oration, Minister Jaitley will review the potential of these policy measures to stimulate financial inclusion and, hence, reduce poverty and create job opportunities through people’s enhanced participation.

Light refreshments from 5pm in the foyer with the speaker.

The K R Narayanan Oration Series is presented by the Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC), Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy.

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