Mood for Investing in India Positive: Jaitley

Addressing the Vibrant Gujarat summit here, he said that the Narendra Modi government had taken quick decisions on opening up investment in various sectors.

Published: 12th January 2015 05:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2015 05:44 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

GANDHINAGAR: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said that the central government was taking quick decisions to attract investment and the mood for investing in India was "positive".

Addressing the Vibrant Gujarat summit here, he said that the Narendra Modi government had taken quick decisions on opening up investment in various sectors.

"The mood around the world to invest in India is very positive. This will go up significantly," Jaitley said.

Defending the government's move to take the ordinance route for certain issues, he said that the government could not have sat back and waited for the Rajya Sabha to pass bills.

He said that the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be implemented next year.

The Modi government has, in recent months, allowed enhanced foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance and defence sectors, besides allowing 100 percent FDI in railways.

Jaitley said that the government will pursue its policy on disinvestment in public sector units (PSUs) in coming months.

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