Title: National Infrastructure Pipeline: Report of the Task Force Department of Economic Affairs Ministry of Finance Government of India

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2019

Region: South Asia

Country: India

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Legal Framework


Document Summary:

Terms of reference of the Task Force

  1. To identify technically feasible and financially/ economically viable infrastructure projects that can be initiated in fiscals 2020 to 2025

  2. To estimate annual infrastructure investment/capital costs

  3. To guide the ministries in identifying appropriate sources of financing

  4. To suggest measures to monitor the projects so that cost and time overruns are minimised

Document Details:

Key benefits of the NIP:


Well-planned NIP will enable more infra projects, grow businesses, create jobs, improve ease of living, and provide equitable access to infrastructure for all, making growth more inclusive


Well-developed infrastructure enhances level of economic activity, creates additional fiscal space by improving revenue base of the government, and ensures quality of expenditure focused in productive areas


Provides better view of project supply, provides time to be better prepared for project bidding, reduces aggressive bids/ failure in project delivery, ensures enhanced access to sources of finance as result of increased investor confidence

Banks/ financial institutions (FIs)/ investors

Builds investor confidence as identified projects are likely to be better prepared, exposures less likely to suffer stress given active project monitoring, thereby less likelihood of NPAs

Updated: April 12, 2022