(The Gist of PIB) National Infrastructure Pipeline  [MAY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) National Infrastructure Pipeline


 National Infrastructure Pipeline

  • The Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) submitted its Final Report on NIP for FY 2019-25 to the Union Minister for Finance.


  • Union Finance Minister in her Budget speech 2019-20 announced that Rs. 100 lakh crore would be invested in infrastructure over the next five years.


  • The Final Report of NIP Task Force is projecting total infrastructure investment of Rs 111 lakh crore during the period FY 2020-25. Out of Rs. 111 lakh crore,
  • projects worth Rs 44 lakh crore (40% of NIP) are under implementation,
  • projects worth Rs 33 lakh crore (30%) are at the conceptual stage,
  • projects worth Rs 22 lakh crore (20%) are under development.
  • Information regarding the project stage is unavailable for projects worth Rs 11 lakh crore (10%).
  • Sectors such as energy (24%), roads (18%), urban (17%), and railways (12%) amount to around 71% of the projected infrastructure investments in India.
  • The Centre (39%) and States (40%) are expected to have an almost equal share in implementing the NIP in India, followed by the private sector (21%).

The Task Force has recommended that three Committees be setup:

  • a Committee to monitor NIP progress and eliminate delays;
  • a Steering Committee in each Infrastructure ministry level for following up implementation; and
  • a Steering Committee in DEA for raising financial resources for the NIP.
  • The NIP project database would be hosted on India Investment Grid (IIG) shortly to provide visibility to the NIP and help in its financing with prospective investors; domestic and foreign, able to access updated project-level information.


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