05 December, 2020

‘We Have Never Attempted Such An Exercise In 60 Years’

Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das on the plans and challenges of making an inventory of surplus landholdings with over 200 central public sector enterprises

‘We Have Never Attempted Such An Exercise In 60 Years’
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2016-09-18T19:36:12+05:30

Even as the mammoth task of making an inventory of surplus landholdings with over 200 central public sector enterprises is und­er way, a committee headed by economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das is working on the modalities of how this land bank can be put to best use. In an interview with Lola Nayar, Das outlines the government plans and challenges. Excerpts:

What is the model you are looking at for improving the utilisation of surplus landed assets of public sector units (PSUs) and other government entities?

The disinvestment target we set at the beginning of the year will be fully met. There are two components to it. One is regular disinvestment, which has been happening year after year. The second component is strategic disinvestment. The roadmap for various candidates for disinvestment has been drawn up and the NITI Aayog has been tasked with the res­ponsibility of identifying the companies which would be put into strategic disinvestment. They have done their part, and the report is being...

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