Finance minister: India has long list of needs, goals

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 8:45 AM

Arun Jaitley spoke about India'south future at the Asia Society in NY on Monday. Jaitley says there'south widespread support for reform in India.

Finance minister: India has long list of needs, goals

India'south finance minister says his country'south needs comprise everything from more housing and factories to becoming more business friendly but that it'south also committed to protecting the climate.

Arun Jaitley spoke about India'south future at the Asia Society in NY on Monday.

Jaitley says there'south widespread support for reform in India. He says India'south states will have to become more business friendly because investors won't go where doing business is difficult, "and the states themselves are realizing it."

He says India has many needs — "We necessity more housing, we necessity more power... we necessity more roads, we necessity more factories" — and that fuel requirements will increase.

But Jaitley says beyond its own development, India is committed to bigger issues and is "completely committed to protecting the climate."

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