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Maharashtra to set up infra SPV to raise Rs 1 lakh crore

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Envisaging an investment of Rs 1 lakh crore in the next five years in the infrastructure sector, the today proposed to set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to raise the fund.

The SPV, 'Mahainfra', was announced by Minister while presenting the budget in the assembly today.


Mungantiwar said infrastructure development is one of the top priorities of the BJP-led

"However, infrastructure requires a large sum of capital. In the next five years, we envisage that about Rs 1 lakh crore will be required to key projects," he said.

Given the constraints in raising such a huge amount, there is a need to look at alternative methods to generate funds for infrastructure development, he added.

'Mahainfra' would help raise Rs 1 lakh crore. The SPV is proposed to act as a single window for aggregating lands, held by various departments, for securitisation. Lands which are neither in use nor expected to be developed by the holding department for 10 years will be used for projects, he said.

The SPV would be a need-based financing, fund raising and advisory agency. The is exploring the possibility of converting Mahainfra into a non-banking financial company on lines of Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 21:28 IST
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