Indiaâ€™s agricultural infrastructure, and in particular its fledgling cold chain industry, may have caught investor attention, particularly after news of farm produce rotting because of lack of suitable storage infrastructure.
Last year, roads and highways was the "happening" sector, with a lot of hype and commendable action. Against a target of national highways that turned out to be beyond ambitious, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had only completed construction of 1,156 km by December 2010 at 4.28 km per day-way less than the targeted 7 km-per-day.
The infrastructure investment will reach 8.37 per cent of GDP in the terminal year of the 11th Plan (2011-12). Net bank credit to infrastructure has increased by 59 per cent over previous year. However, total FDI inflows during April-November 2010 were 26.67 per cent lower compared to the inflows during the same period in the previous year.