NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indias government said Wednesday overly aggressive interest rate hikes to check double-digit inflation could derail economic recovery as it promised Wednesday to do all it could to tame prices. The pledge came as the lower house of parliament adopted a motion urging the Congress-led government to take further effective action to contain its (inflation) impact on the common man. The government has been under relentless opposition fire over its failure to protect Indias poorest from surging prices. The resolution stopped short of being a formal censure motion against the government and capped days of heated debate over price rises that deadlocked parliament, delaying discussion of the governments economic reform agenda. Last week Indias central bank hiked rates for a fourth time this year in a bid to check 10.55 percent inflation, which began in the food sector but which has spilled over into other parts of the fast-accelerating economy. But Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said monetary policy must not be tightened too quickly. If policy rates are hiked abnormally, there will be no investment, growth or job creation, Mukherjee said. Indias economy expanded by 8.5 percent in the last financial quarter, but the government says it needs double-digit growth to help lift the 40 percent of its 1.2 billion population out of dire poverty. Mukherjee said the government will do all it could to check price rises as parliament passed the motion urging the government to do more to tackle inflation. The motion was part of a compromise worked out between the government and the opposition to break the parliamentary logjam over inflation and allow Congress to start pushing forward its legislative economic reform programme. The government hopes to get the ball rolling soon to pass Indias most far-reaching indirect tax reform - a countrywide goods and services tax (GST) streamlining revenue collection and making it easier for firms to do business. It also aims to open up the 150-billion-dollar civilian nuclear-power market with legislation to cap nuclear companies liability in event of an accident.