Inside story behind decision to reverse cut in interest rate

"Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021. Orders issued by oversight shall be withdrawn", Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced.  The interest on savings deposits was to be cut from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent annually, while more