India Infrastructure Finance

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India Infrastructure Finance: in the field of India Infrastructure Finance, both central and local government have taken in initiatives to develop its infrastructure plans. Many Indian states have been using organized financing techniques for an improvement in the infrastructure projects in India. Moreover, this will also help in the diversification of India's domestic bond market. India Infrastructure Finance is shaped to meet the rapid urbanization and to invest more in the basic infrastructure like water, sanitation, roads and solid waste management.

Requirements to enhance Financial Infrastructure of India :
The states and urban local bodies to access domestic capital markets for their infrastructure projects, need to make essential changes in their governance and financial position. These include-
  • improvements in local budgeting
  • revenue collection and accounting methods
  • voter participation in project planning and approval
  • policy coordination between levels of government
  • increased financial transparency to regulators, rating agencies, investors, and public

Highlights in India Infrastructure Finance:
The Department of Telecommunications has welcomed nearly 74 per cent of foreign direct investment
The port expansion project of the Adani Group-owned Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited
For irrigation and power projects Haryana needs about Rs 40 billion to upgrade and Rs 30 billion for modernizing its distribution system.
The Indian Railway Finance Corporation has raised Rs 2.50 billion in the form of a five-year term loan from a public sector bank
The National Highways Authority of India has increased market borrowings and private participation, and started negotiating directly with multilateral agencies.
Yes Bank plans to raise $50 million through a mix of upper and lower Tier-II bonds to fund loan growth and the bank's expansion plans.
The government is set to launch an initial public offer (IPO) for National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

India Infrastructure Finance gets the most support from the international financial agencies like the World Bank.

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

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