Targetting investment from 1,000-odd cos including Tesla: Industry secy


India is focusing on investments from round 1,000-odd corporations including Tesla and there are numerous investment proposals within the offing, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra stated Thursday.

“We are targeting around 1,000-odd companies based on their pronouncements in various fora. Tesla is one of them we are talking (to),” Mohapatra stated on the Times Network India Economic Conclave.

“We are also looking at their individual interest, their India office setup, the MoUs they have signed. PLI (Production Linked Incentive Scheme) is one but outside PLI also, many investment proposals are in the offing and happening,” he stated, addingthat there is no such thing as a slackening of investments regardless of the Covid-19 pandemic and that every one PLI schemes might be prepared by April finish.

“On the contrary, we see a lot of excitement and participation,” he stated, including that DPIIT will launch a single window for all investment-related approvals on April 15.

At the identical occasion, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey stated the disinvestment means of oil advertising agency BPCL is anticipated to conclude by September-end.

The authorities is promoting its complete 52.98% stake in BPCL for which Vedanta Group and personal fairness corporations Apollo Global and I Squared Capital’s Indian unit Think Gas have put in an expression of curiosity.

“It (BPCL disinvestment) is moving on well and we hope to conclude in H1 (of 2021-22),” he stated.

On the nationwide service Air India’s privatisation, he stated the method is on and it ought to occur within the subsequent monetary yr and although issues are subdued within the aviation trade because of the recent wave of Covid-19, issues ought to enhance with vaccines roll-out.

The authorities’s FY22 disinvestment goal is Rs1.75 lakh crore.

Terming NaBFID a recreation changer for the infra financing within the nation, Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda stated the brand new Development Finance Institution needs to be operational in subsequent 4-5 months.

“With the passage of the bill in both Houses of Parliament…it is soon going to become a law…It will be a statutory body which will be set up in a time span of 4-5 months,” Panda stated, including that head looking for the best individual for top-level positions would take a while.

The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Bill 2021 to help the event of long-term non-recourse infrastructure financing in India, including improvement of the bonds and derivatives markets essential for infrastructure financing was cleared by Parliament earlier within the day.




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