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Jaitley pledges to find resources to support debt-laden banks

Jaitley said stressed bank assets have become a "concern" for the economy. Bad loans have crimped the ability of Indian lenders to offer new credit.

Jaitley pledges to find resources to support debt-laden banks

Mumbai: India will make efforts to find resources to support debt-laden banks to help them fund economic growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a meeting of bankers on Friday.

Jaitley said stressed bank assets have become a "concern" for the economy. Bad loans have crimped the ability of Indian lenders to offer new credit.

Growth in Asia`s third-largest economy slowed to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the quarter that ended in June, and Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was looking for ways to speed it up.