Long term financing has been ailing the infrastructure sector making alternate non-banking financing options like Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs) more viable. Rahul Kamat and Garima Pant explore the IDF environment in India. The yawning infrastructure gap in the country is seeking closure to unleash its locked growth potential.
RIL & Adani Group withdraw bid to acquire SKS Power Generation
Ahmednagar to soon have its first solar agri-feeder
Brookfield to Acquire KKR’s 50% Stake in Renewable Developer X-Elio
SCHOTT enters PPA with CleanMax for Wind Solar Hybrid Project
Power Grid Corporation receives 6 Special Purpose Vehicles from REC
Power Finance Corporation to receive Rs 165 cr loan from Japan’s JBIC
Delhi aims to meet annual electricity demand through solar power
BCCL signs 1st MDO contract for coking coal extraction
NTPC REL: Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy bags order
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
NLC establishes green energy joint venture with Assam Discom
GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha
2,000 MW renewable energy projects to be developed by Onix Group in UP
RBI grants IREDA the status of Infrastructure Finance Corporation
Finally the Cure?
IL&FS infra fund
A new infrastructure fund would be launched jointly by Standard Chartered Private Equity and IL&FS Investment Managers with a corpus of around $600 million. This is the second fund being launched jointly by both the firms
IL&FS to bolster presence in merchant banking segment
According to source-based information, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) plans to strengthen its presence in the merchant banking business to cater to infrastructure companies. A top official of the firm is quoted as saying that the firm wants to increase its presence for doing initial public offers and merchant banking activities. In 2008, the firm divested 73.21 per cent stake in its merchant banking division IL&FS Investsmart to HSBC for arou
IL&FS, ICBC Hong Kong to cooperate on infra projects
Hong Kong-based Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) signed an agreement with India's Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services to aid infrastructure projects in the north and east Asia. This is one of the leading banks in Hong Kong and also a wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
The urban expert
RK Jha is the Director of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co (GIFT), a joint venture of Government of Gujarat and IL&FS, has over 44 years of professional experience in planning, design, project development, execution (including financing),
LIC, IL&FS propose $2 bn infra fund
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) plans to hold 10 per cent stake in the proposed $2 billion infrastructure debt fund (IDF) that it would set up in coordination with IL&FS.
Indian and foreign cos keen on MTHL
Prospective consortiums involving more than 50 companies, Indian and international, showed up for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project pre-qualification-bid meeting. They appreciated the way MMRDA has been showcasing and addressing the all critical MTHL.T
18,500-cr boost to DMIC
The Union Cabinet has cleÂared the proposal for infusion of Rs 18,500 crore in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC). The 1,483-km project running through seven states will come up along the proposed Delhi-Mumbai dedicated rail freight corridor.
IECC order book swells
IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company (IECC), earlier Maytas Infra, expects its order book to touch Rs 10,000 crore by this fiscal end and plans to grow in hydro power.
Changes proposed in DMIC
The commerce and industry ministry is revamping the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) along the much-awaited Western Dedicated Freight Corridor to ensure that private players do not profit from funds provided by the government.