To give a push to infrastructure creation a Development Financial Institution (DFI) will be set up accordingly. The DFI is expected to give a massive lending push worth around Rs 3 lakh crore in the next few years.
The DFI was proposed in the Union Budget 2021-22 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Addressing the media after the cabinet meeting here, Sitharaman said that the DFI will be formed with a seed capital of Rs 20,000 crore. It will be managed by a professional board and is expected to attract capital from the market.
A development finance institution provides risk capital for key infra projects. It is considered a key ingredient for sustainable and fast infra creation.