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Infrastructure Financing and Business Models: for UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2020. In any socio-economic ecosystem, infrastructure services hold the key to the quality of life its citizens can enjoy. It is estimated that to achieve adequacy in these services, India needs to spend around $4.51 trillion on infrastructure by 2030.
In the light of this, National Infra-structure Pipeline has been conceptualized to boost infrastructure ﬁnancing. But what exactly qualiﬁes as infrastructure? Why infra-structure ﬁnancing is important and what is its current status? What are the challenges holding back growth of infrastructure ﬁnancing? What are the various business models to enable Private sector participation? What are the ﬁnancial sector reforms needed to holistically reform the sector? In this edition, we will try to answer these questions.