India has systematically rolled out a PPP program for the delivery of high-priority public utilities and infrastructure and, over the last decade or so, developed what is perhaps one of the largest PPP Programs in the world. With close to 1300 PPP projects in various stages of implementation, according to the World Bank, India is one of the leading countries in terms of readiness for PPPs. As per the 2015 Infrascope Report of the Economist Intelligence Unit, “Evaluating the environment for PPPs in Asia-Pacific 2014”, India ranks first in the world in “Operational Maturity” for PPP projects, third for sub-national PPP activity and fifth overall in terms of having an ideal environment for PPP projects.
www.pppinindia.gov.in has been developed by the PPP Cell, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) to provide key information related to PPP initiatives in India and to share PPP best practices for PPP practitioners whether in Government or the Private Sector. The website is a repository of Policy Documents, Government Guidelines, Model Documents, project Information, information on the Institutional Mechanisms for appraisal of PPP infrastructure projects, Schemes developed for financial support to PPP projects and Guidance Material and Reference Documents developed by the PPP Cell. There is another website www.infrastructureindia.gov.in, developed by the PPP Cell, which provides information on infrastructure projects implemented in India.
About PPP Cell, DEA, Ministry of Finance:
The PPP Cell which was set up in 2006 in the DEA, acts as the Secretariat for Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC), Empowered Committee (EC), and Empowered Institution (EI) for the projects proposed for financial support through Viability Gap Fund (VGF). The PPP Cell is responsible for policy level matters concerning PPPs, including Policies, Schemes, programmes, Model Concession Agreements and Capacity Building. The PPP Cell is also responsible for matters and proposals relating to clearance by PPPAC, Scheme for Financial Support to PPPs in Infrastructure (VGF Scheme) and India Infrastructure Project Development Fund (IIPDF).
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