Infrastructure is a major sector that propels overall development of the Indian economy. The Secretariat for Infrastructure in the Planning Commission is involved in initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country. This section focuses on power, bridges, dams, roads and urban infrastructure development.

S. No.CategoryInfrastructure sub-sectors
1Transporti Roads and bridges
ii Ports1
iii Inland Waterways
iv Airport
v Railway Track, tunnels, viaducts, bridges2
vi Urban Public Transport (except rolling stock in case of urban road transport)
2Energyi Electricity Generation
ii Electricity Transmission
iii Electricity Distribution
iv Oil pipelines
v Oil / Gas / Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility3
vi Gas pipelines4
3Water & Sanitationi Solid Waste Management
ii Water supply pipelines
iii Water treatment plants
iv Sewage collection, treatment and disposal system
v Irrigation (dams, channels, embankments etc)
vi Storm Water Drainage System
vii Slurry Pipelines
4Communicationi Telecommunication (Fixed network)6
ii Telecommunication towers
iii Telecommunication & Telecom Services
5Social and Commercial Infrastructurei Education Institutions (capital stock)
ii Hospitals (capital stock)6
iii Three-star or higher category classified hotels located outside cities with population of more than 1 million
iv Common infrastructure for industrial parks, SEZ, tourism facilities and agriculture markets
v Fertilizer (Capital investment)
vi Post harvest storage infrastructure for agriculture and horticultural produce including cold storage
vii Terminal markets
viii Soil-testing laboratories
ix Cold Chain7
x Hotels with project cost8 of more than Rs.200 crores each in any place in India and of any star rating.
xi Convention Centres with project cost8 of more than Rs.300 crores each

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