National Infrastructure Pipeline

Summary

The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a group of social and economic infrastructure projects in India over a period of five years with an initial sanctioned amount of 102 lakh crore (US$1.3 trillion). The pipeline was first made public by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his 2019 Independence Day speech.[1][2]

National Infrastructure Pipeline
Duration2020—2025
Sanctioned1.97 lakh crore
(US$1.4 trillion)
Total Capital Outlay
(Dec 2020)
USD 1,781.47 billion
Projects
(Dec 2020)
7,400
Website: indiainvestmentgrid.gov.in

Real time data and details related to NIP can be found online at the India Investment Grid website which was launched in August 2020.[3]

Task force reportEdit

The task force headed by Atanu Chakraborty, the economic affairs secretary in the finance ministry, on National Infrastructure Pipeline, in May 2020, submitted its final report to the Finance Minister. Important recommendations and observations made:

  • Investment needed: 111 lakh crore (US$1.5 trillion) over the next five years (2020-2025) to build infrastructure projects and drive economic growth.
  • Energy, roads, railways and urban projects are estimated to account for the bulk of projects (around 70%).
  • The Centre (39 percent) and state (40 percent) are expected to have an almost equal share in implementing the projects, while the private sector has 21 percent share. Aggressive push towards asset sales.
  • Monetisation of infrastructure assets. Setting up of development finance institutions.
  • Strengthening the municipal bond market.

The task force has recommended setting up of the following three committees: Committee to monitor NIP progress and eliminate delays. Steering Committee at each Infrastructure ministry level to follow up on the implementation process. Steering Committee in DEA for raising financial resources for the NIP.[4][5]

India Investment GridEdit

In August 2020, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs launched the India Investment Grid website which provides "Information on large-scale government infrastructure projects as an aid to investors, lenders and companies bidding for work. The grid is designed to give real-time updates on the implementation of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)."[3][6][7]

National Monetisation PipelineEdit

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) is Government of India's monetisation framework for Government assets including roadways, railways and airports, power transmission lines, energy and renewable energy related assets, warehousing and sport-related assets.[8]

Further readingEdit

  • National Infrastructure Pipeline (Vol 1). Report of the Task Force, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • KPMG (25 August 2020). Catalysing the National Infrastructure Pipeline: Project India.
  • Rouhin Deb (22 September 2020). National Infrastructure Pipeline: The great Indian dream. Observer Research Foundation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministry of Finance (31 December 2019). "Press Information Bureau". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  2. ^ "What is NIP (National Infrastructure Pipeline): Things to know". The Times of India. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  3. ^ a b "Finance Minister launches an Online Dashboard for the National Infrastructure Pipeline". pib.gov.in. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  4. ^ Gupta, Moushumi Das (2020-02-19). "How your water bill could be key to Modi govt's infra push for $5 trillion-economy goal". ThePrint. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  5. ^ "Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline presents its Final Report to Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman". pib.gov.in. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  6. ^ Thomas, Tanya (2020-10-06). "The worrying lull in India's infra push". mint. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  7. ^ Ohri, Nikunj (11 August 2020). "India Lists 6,835 Projects Under Rs 111 Lakh Crore National Infrastructure Pipeline". BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  8. ^ Verma, Sunny (2021-09-09). "National Monetisation Pipeline: unlocking value in brownfield projects via the private sector". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-09-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)