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NIIF’s Debt Platform approved

  • IASbaba
  • November 27, 2020
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NIIF’s Debt Platform approved

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • To drive infrastructure creation in India, the Union Cabinet approved the infusion of ₹6,000 crore equity in National Infrastructure Investment Fund’s (NIIF’s) debt platform in the next two years.

Key takeaways

  • Out of the proposed amount, ₹2,000 crore will be infused in the current financial year.
  • NIIF Debt Platform is sponsored by National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).
  • Under NIIF, there are several funds.
  • The NIIF’s debt platform will raise debt from the bond market and will provide debt/loan to infrastructure companies.
  • It will act as an intermediary between the bond market and the infrastructure projects.
  • Infrastructure projects do not directly raise money from the bond markets because they lack credibility in such markets. 
  • The NIIF and its platforms’ ratings are good because government has invested 49% equity into it. 

Do you know?

  • Any fund can raise money through two routes – Equity and Debt and can then invest this money into Equity and Debt again.

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