National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF)

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  • NIIF stands for National Infrastructure and Investment Fund
  • It is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country.
  • Established in 2015.
  • It is registered as a category II alternative investment fund with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
  • A sort of sovereign fund, for development of infrastructure projects, including the stalled ones.
  • It is Indias first sovereign wealth fund
  • It has been set up as fund of funds structure with aim to generate risk adjusted returns for its investors alongside promoting infrastructure development.
  • It aims to attract investments from both domestic and international sources for infrastructure development in commercially viable projects both Greenfield and Brownfield, including stalled projects.
  • It has proposed corpus of Rs. 40,000 crores (around $6 Billion).
  • Government’s contribution to NIIF is 49% of total commitment at any given point of time.
  • The remaining 51% will be raised from domestic and global investors, including international pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, multilateral/bilateral investors.
  • Its Governing Council is chaired by Finance Minister and has already been set up to act as an advisory council to the NIIF.