Mumbai, Feb. 7 -- The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday expectedly kept interest rates unchanged amid uncertain inflation outlook but left the door open for more easing in future even as it took steps to spur credit growth in an economy facing its worst slowdown in more than a decade.

With all six members of the RBI governor Shaktikanta Das-led Monetary Policy Committee voting unanimously, the repurchase or repo rate was maintained at 5.15% while retaining its accommodative stance.

With food prices driving retail inflation to a more than five-year high of 7.35% in December, the central bank raised its inflation projection for the six months to September to 5-5.4% from 3.8-4% previously while terming the outlook on price rise as "highly un...