The prime minister said concrete steps are being taken to check price rise it in the coming fiscal.
He assured the government would make all amendments in the law needed to ensure more safety for women.
Touching on the rising border tension with Pakistan, the prime minister said India wants friendly relations with Islamabad, but it will not be possible unless Pakistan makes equal efforts.
He said the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops near the Line of Control may have an effect on bilateral relations.
"The inhuman act of Pakistan along the Line of Control on January 8 is known to all. We are constantly reviewing our relations with Pakistan and we have made it clear this incident may have bad influence on the bilateral relations," Manmohan Singh.
Image: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being greeted by partymen at a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Jaipur on Sunday