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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Finance DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.43 TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND NOVEMBER 2011/ AGRAHAYNA 1, 1933 (SAKA) Proposal for Sovereign Wealth Fund

43: SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a)    Whether it is a fact that government has decided to set up a 10 billion dollar Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) to acquire energy assets abroad;

(b)   if so, the details thereof; and

(c)    The present status of the proposal?

ANSWER SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(a)    To (c): No final decision has been taken by the Government in this matter. The issues regarding the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund are under discussion.

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