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Aniket Singhania is a Senior Consultant in the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Ahmedabad office and is a part of the Projects team. He is also currently the National Representative of India in the Young Lawyers Committee of International Bar Association. He focuses on project construction and development work and on corporate transactions including acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures in infrastructure sectors. He can be reached at aniket.singhania@cyrilshroff.com

INDIA SEMICONDUCTOR MOMENT

The Indian semiconductor market is expected to reach USD 55 billion by 2026, more than 60% of which is driven by three industries: smartphones & wearables, automotive components, and computing & data storage.[1] Currently, majority of the demand in the Indian semiconductor market is met by imports. In order to reduce the dependency on imports of semiconductors and to fill the semiconductor supply chain gap caused due to COVID-19 and the strained relations between United States and China, the Government of India has approved the Semicon India Programme with an initial financial outlay of INR 76,000 crore (USD 9.13 billion approx.) for the development of a sustainable semiconductor and display ecosystem in India.[2] While inaugurating the Semicon India 2023, a national-level conference focusing on the semiconductor industry, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat,  PM Modi said that India is becoming a grand conductor for investments in the semiconductor sector.[3]Continue Reading India’s Semiconductor Moment

National Monetisation Pipeline – Fueling Economic Growth

INTRODUCTION

Monetisation of assets has  been  identified as one of the pillars for enhanced and sustainable infrastructure financing. The Finance Minister of India (“FM”) had, in December 2019, announced a National Infrastructure Pipeline (“NIP”) that envisages an investment of INR 111 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector in the period between 2019 and 2025 and brings in various opportunities for private sector to invest in infrastructure projects including the development and operation of the same. The FM in the annual budget 2021-2022 announced the launch of a new national monetisation pipeline[1] to bridge the gaps in infrastructure funding projects under the NIP and to unlock value from the current public investment in infrastructure through private sector efficiencies in operations and management of infrastructure. The NITI Aayog has now created the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP Volumes I & II) (“NMP”) in respect of the brownfield core infrastructure assets. The NMP is in furtherance of the Government of India’s (“Government”) strategic divestment policy, which aims to limit Government’s presence to only a select identified sectors with the rest to be handed to private players.Continue Reading National Monetisation Pipeline – Fueling Economic Growth