"... but inflation still remains high on supply-side rigidities," Rajan was quoted as telling a conference in Boston, USA, by the organisers Citi.
     
Rajan has hiked rates thrice in his year-long stint as the central bank Governor and continued to maintain the rates at high levels despite pressure from the pro-growth lobby.
     
The government too has taken a slew of measures to ease the supply-side constraints, especially to curb hoarding.
     
RBI will announce the bi-monthly review of the policy on September 30. Rajan singled out food inflation as a growing concern in his speech last night.
     
"Food inflation is a source of discomfort and given the sub-par monsoon this year, there is a need to keep an eye on food inflation," he said.
     
It can be noted that the sown area for the kharif crop has fallen 3.2 percent due to the lower rainfall.      

Rajan said fall in inflation to current 8 percent from a high of 11.2 percent in November 2013 was due to monetary tightening, fiscal consolidation and food management policies.
     
RBI is aiming to contain the headline number at 8 percent by January 2015, and bring it down further to 6 percent by January 2016.

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