India's Leading Infrastructure Companies

India's Leading Infrastructure Companies 2014

 

Dun & Bradstreet India (D&B India) is pleased to announce the launch of its publication ‘India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2014’, the seventh edition of India’s Leading infrastructure Companies series. This publication aims to provide valuable information about the performance and key developments of leading companies from core infrastructure sectors – construction, ports, power, oil & gas and telecom. The publication highlights the initiatives and investment plans of the government and other stakeholders. It also dwells on the performance of most of the prominent companies contributing to the infrastructure sector. The publication acts as a valuable ready reference tool on India’s leading infrastructure companies.

The infrastructure sector contributes significantly to the growth of the Indian economy. The commitment of the Indian government for the growth & development of this sector is seen through heavy capital investment and favourable policies to encourage participation of private players in the country. Although India has made reasonable progress in the past decade in this sector, it continues to face various bottlenecks in the areas of land acquisition, environment clearances, infrastructure financing etc. These have adversely affected the current level of investment which in turn has resulted in the inability to meet the demand. To combat these challenges, the government has taken various initiatives this year to help boost the infrastructure sector.

 

According to RBI, 39% of the 727 central infrastructure projects worth about र 1.5 bn and above are delayed as on May 2014. The government has taken several initiatives such as establishment of the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) and Project Monitoring Group (PMG) to expedite the clearance of key mega infrastructure projects, enactment of new legislation for land acquisition, relaxation of external commercial borrowing (ECB) norms for infrastructure finance companies, felicitation of infrastructure debt funds etc. to address the long term financing problems of the sector. These measures are expected to combat the existing challenges and provide the necessary impetus to the sector.

D&B India will continue to cover the sector through future editions of ‘India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies’. We are confident that this publication will serve as an authoritative and useful ready reference tool for business leaders globally. I hope you enjoy reading ‘India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2014’ and look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Kaushal Sampat
President & Managing Director - India
Dun & Bradstreet