Government of India has outlined a plan to spend $1 trillion in next 10 years on infrastructure development. This development is needed because infrastructure needs to support and sustain the projected growth rate of Indian economy for next few decades. To fund this initiative, the Government is trying to tap the various sources at its disposal. Infrastructure bond is just one source where Government has given tax breaks for up to Rs 20,000 for individuals. This is to attract retail investment.
Infrastructure bond vis-à-vis other debt instruments
Infrastructure bond is widely welcomed by salaried individuals who have been demanding to increase the tax break from 1 lakh. It has given them another avenue to invest for tax saving purpose. Let's take a look at other investments that are available and provide a fixed income.
Debt oriented mutual funds
The other debt instruments available for investment are debt oriented mutual funds. These funds allocate major part of the fund in GovernmentRead More »from Infra bonds and other alternatives