Gujarat has garnered the maximum share of about 36 per cent in the total number of completed projects put to service delivery under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, according to a study undertaken by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Of 227 PPP projects worth over Rs 68,000 crore under operation in India as of December 2011, Gujarat accounted for about 31 completed PPP projects worth over Rs 24,000 crore, the study titled ‘Inclusive Growth Through PPP Policy Imperatives’ jointly released by Bhagyesh Soneji chairperson of the ASSOCHAM Gujarat Council, and D.S. Rawat national Secretary-General of ASSOCHAM, said.

“A total of 878 projects worth over Rs 5.41 lakh crore were taken up under the PPP model across India as of December 2011 of which about 12.6 per cent of projects were under operation.

“About 70 per cent, i.e. 432 projects worth over Rs 3.81 lakh crore, are currently in different stages of implementation (construction) while about 172 projects involving 14.6 per cent of the total value are in the bidding stage. Besides, at the end of 2011, there were 19 projects worth over Rs 9,000 crore in the expression of interest stage (EoI),” they said.

Besides, with about 28 PPP projects worth over Rs 80,000 crore under construction, Haryana is leading with a share of 21 per cent followed by Uttar Pradesh (18.6 per cent) with 19 projects worth over Rs 71,000 under construction. Andhra Pradesh has garnered a share of 13.8 per cent with 42 PPP projects worth over Rs 52,000 crore under construction, followed by Maharashtra (6.7 per cent) with 43 projects worth over Rs 25,000 crore.

Of the total PPP projects under construction, the roads sector alone accounts for the lion’s share of 43 per cent with 219 projects worth over Rs 1.65 lakh crore.

Although projects in the sectors of railways, healthcare, education and tourism were accomplished, their shares were insignificant.

(This article was published on August 7, 2012)
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