Since 26.4.2010, the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) has been changed twice by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as per details given below.

Date Change in CRR
28.01.2012 Reduced from 6 per cent to 5.5 per cent
10.03.2012 Reduced from 5.5 per cent to 4.75 per cent

The main purpose of reducing the CRR is injection of primary liquidity in the system so as to assist the flow of credit growth to the productive sectors of economy, mitigate the downside risks  to growth and anchoring the medium term expectations to low and stable inflation.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Lok  Sabha today.

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