With the backdrop of slowing global economy, public capex has been one of the key pillars pushing India forward. Infrastructure spending in particular has hit record levels with government tendering >INR 1.3 trillion till Dec 2022 (a 45% increase YoY).
Taking advantage of global de-coupling, government has stated plans of making India a manufacturing hub, expecting a growth of 15x, with sector output reaching USD 500 billion per annum by 2030.
Achieving this would require a substantial investment not only in industrial parks and innovation centers but also related infrastructure sectors like transport, energy, etc. Therefore, we expect infrastructure to occupy the center stage in Union Budget yet again. Increased allocation towards setting up infrastructure eco-system to support the various industrial corridors is expected.”