India Infrastructure Fund

Overall Rating: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating[0/5]Total Votes [  ]  
Rate this page:
This site provides detailed information on India Infrastructure Fund. The site also focuses on the current scenario and reforms effected by the government for funding infrastructural development in India.

The Ministry of Finance and Department of Economic Development hold that economic development of India is directly connected with availability of basic and modern infrastructure in India. The government of India has now formulated policies to forge public and private partnership to facilitate India Infrastructure Fund accumulation.

India Infrastructure Fund is a recently implemented reform program, involving a paradigm shift of stance to develop Indian infrastructure through private-public joint venture. Indian economy is now feeling the heat of basic infrastructure constraints, both physical and human. Infrastructure investment in India always occupied the back-seat in the economic development policy draft. The budgetary allocation proved to be too little to keep pace with other areas of business development in India.

To add to the problem, the growth of Indian IT, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing industries has almost exhausted the limited world class infrastructure that was at India's disposal. The India Infrastructure Fund is a pool of monitory contribution from public and private investor and also includes foreign investors.

Some landmark development achieved with the help of India Infrastructure Fund are:

  • Highway construction
  • Four-lane National Highways of 35000 km
  • Highway related en route activities like restaurants, motels, and rest/parking areas as decided by the implementing agency
  • Construction and operation of container terminals
  • Construction and operation of break-bulk, multipurpose and specialized cargo berths
  • Warehousing, container freight stations, Storage facilities and tank farms
  • Dry docking and ship repair facilities
  • Pilotages
  • Captive facilities for port based industries
Civil Aviation
  • Construction of world class international airports in five cities, permitting upto100% foreign equity investment announced
  • Important private sector aided airport projects in Kochi, Bangalore etc announced
  • Other private sector aided airports planned; Ahmedabad airport, Amritsar airport upgradation, Chennai cargo complex, new international terminal and a second runway for Delhi airport, runway extension and international block for Jaipur airport
  • Green-field airports
Construction of terminal / facilities and Ground handling
  • Real estate
  • Malls, business, and entertainment facilities

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

>> More about India Budget