Infrastructure Sector in India

The construction market is expected to reach US$ 1.42 trillion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 17.26% during the 2022-2027 forecast period.

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Robust
Demand

* India has to enhance its infrastructure to reach its 2025 economic growth target of US$ 5 trillion.

* India's population growth and economic development require improved transport infrastructure, including investments in roads, railways, and aviation, shipping and inland waterways.

Attractive
Opportunities

* Development of infrastructure has a multiplier effect on demand and efficiency of transport and increases commercial and entrepreneurship opportunities.

* In June 2022, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, opened 15 national highway projects worth Rs. 13,585 crores (US$1.7 billion) in Patna and Hajipur, Bihar.

* In October 2021, the Dubai government and India signed a contract in October 2021 to build infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, including industrial parks, IT towers, multipurpose towers, logistics centres, medical colleges, and specialized hospitals.

Policy
support

* Budget 2023-24 is complemented with the continuation of the 50-year interest-free loan to state governments for one more year to spur investment in infrastructure and to incentivize them for complementary policy actions, with a significantly enhanced outlay of ₹ 1.3 lakh crore (US$ 16 billion).

* Under the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), projects worth Rs. 108 trillion (US$ 1.3 trillion) are currently at different stages of implementation

* In November 2022, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is set up as a collaborative investment platform between the Government of India, global investors, multilateral development banks (MDB) and domestic financial institutions to facilitate investment across multiple sectors in India through an India Japan Fund.

Increasing
Investments

* Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget for 2023-24 underlines sustained focus on the northeast for "inclusive development" as one of the seven priorities, which act as the 'Saptarishi' guiding the government "through the Amrit Kaal“.

* Under Budget 2023-24, capital investment outlay for infrastructure is being increased by 33% to Rs.10 lakh crore (US$ 122 billion), which would be 3.3 per cent of GDP and almost three times the outlay in 2019-20.

* Under Budget 2023-24, Infrastructure Finance Secretariat is being established to enhance opportunities for private investment in infrastructure that will assist all stakeholders for more private investment in infrastructure, including railways, roads, urban infrastructure, and power.

Last updated: Feb, 2024

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