New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met company heads to discuss the state of economy in the backdrop of global financial crisis.
Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra, K.V Kamath, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Deepak Parikh, Shashi Ruia, K.P. Singh and Rajkumar Dhoot were among those who attended the meeting.
Besides, Kamath, FICCI president Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Assocham chief Sajjan Jindal represented their chambers and urged the PM to give direction for enhancing liquidity in the system and restore confidence by lowering the interest rates.
Finance minister P Chidambaram, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and RBI Governor D Subbarao were on the sides of the PM for the interaction with the industry to explore options for pushing the economic growth in difficult times.
Senior government officials, including chairman of PM’s Economic Advisory Council Suresh Tendulkar and Economic Affairs Secretary Ashok Chawla were among those who attended the meeting.