File photo of a highway in India.
File photo of a highway in India.

Infra push: Development Financial Institution proposed to fund projects

New Delhi, February 1, 2021

To give a push to infrastructure creation and reviving the economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday proposed to set up a Development Financial Institution (DFI).

The Finance Minister proposed to create the DFI -- National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) -- via a parliamentary bill.

Accordingly, the DFI will be formed with a seed capital of Rs 20,000 crore.

According to the FM, the DFI is expected to give a massive lending push worth around Rs 5 lakh crore in the next three years.


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