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IL&FS toxic bond pandemic now hits Gujarat blue chips (IANS EXCLUSIVE)

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The IL&FS toxic bonds contagion has grown into a pandemic and now has hit Gujarat, the PMs own turf which he nurtured so well for over a decade. Information with IANS suggests that several top state-owned PSUs have been hit by the toxicity of IL&FS bonds. Unfortunately, the employee provident fund trusts of several such companies are largely invested in these bonds.

Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), or as we know it, is one such major state-owned company infected by the virus. The Varghese Kurien brainchild with a turnover of $4.8 billion and a daily milk procurement of about 23 million litres from 18,700 villages has its invested in these bonds.

And that is where it doesn't end - the iconic Rs 6,309-crore revenue State Fertiliser has a similar story. Its appears to be compromised and contaminated. The extent of the malaise is, however, at this point not known, but that they have invested in what were once triple A-rated bonds is without doubt.

Unlike GCMMF, which is essentially a cooperative, is a publicly listed company with a market cap of Rs 4,120 crore as of Monday closing. It manufactures fertiliser and industrial Here again, it is not known how many of its workforce have their exposure to toxic bonds.

Two other companies from which are facing the same problem - and Ltd, where the has exposure to the bonds, and where the has exposure.

Gujarat Industries Power Co was incorporated in 1985 as a public limited company under the auspices of the government of Gujarat. The company is engaged in the business of and has a total present installed capacity of 1009 MW.

GNFC is like a fertiliser and industrial chemicals company specialising in urea, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulphate et al. This company founded in 1981 is also listed on the BSE as a joint sector company. GNFC closed at Rs 326 on Monday with a market cap of Rs 5,083 crore.

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First Published: Tue, April 09 2019. 11:40 IST
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