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Food prices fuel inflation pressures: RBI

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 13:24

Mumbai: Rising food prices are fuelling concerns of broader price pressures in India and the policy challenge is to address the supply-side constraints, a deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India has said.
"Since supply shocks take time to taper off, there is a risk that high inflation in essential commodities could affect inflation expectations over time and give rise to generalized inflation," Shyamala Gopinath said in a speech delivered in Bangalore on Monday.
The Reserve Bank released her speech on Tuesday.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 13:24
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