Mumbai: The Reserve Bank will purchase government securities for a total Rs 10,000 crore on Wednesday to inject liquidity into the market.
"Based on the current assessment of prevailing and evolving liquidity conditions, the Reserve Bank has decided to conduct purchase of Government securities under Open Market Operations (OMO) for an aggregate amount of 100 billion on January 20, 2016," RBI said in a release.
As part of the OMO, RBI will purchase government securities maturing in 2019 (bearing interest rate of 7.28 percent), 2023 (8.83 percent), 2025 (7.72 percent) and 2030 (7.88 percent).
Further, RBI said it may accept less than the aggregate amount of Rs 10,000 crore or may purchase marginally higher than the aggregate amount due to rounding off effects and other relevant factors.
RBI through open market operations withdraws or injects liquidity by way of sale or purchase of government securities from the market.