The major States had budgeted a capital outlay of more than ₹5.7 lakh crore for 2020-21.
Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, States are likely to cut capital outlay on infrastructure by up to 40%, rating agency ICRA said.
States account for 37-40% of the total infrastructure capital expenditure. The major States together had budgeted a capital outlay of more than ₹5.7 lakh crore for 2020-21.
“However, with COVID-19 severely impacting revenues of State governments, and additional expenditure towards healthcare and public welfare, the capital outlay on infrastructure by States could decline 10-40% in FY2021,” ICRA said in a statement.