Given India’ real growth rates of eight to nine per cent and inflation of five to six per cent, the minimum nominal returns required for sustained existence of any venture should be a minimum of 14-15 per cent, with a normal payback period of five to eight years.
First, some crucial questions. Why should we fund projects at seven to eight per cent when there are several projects waiting at 15-16 per cent? In rural areas there are people willing to borrow at 60-80 per cent
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