GMC green bonds: Ghaziabad Municipal Corp lists first green bonds

NEW DELHI: The nation’s first inexperienced bonds, issued by Ghaziabad Municipal Company, have been listed on BSE on Thursday.

Ghaziabad Municipal Company, a civic physique in Uttar Pradesh, has raised Rs 150 crore via the issuance of inexperienced bonds and the proceeds will probably be utilised for the tertiary water remedy plant to learn industries in Ghaziabad. The company additionally obtained Rs 19.5 crore incentive from the Union authorities for elevating funds via municipal bonds. The bonds obtained oversubscribed with bids price over Rs 401 crore, based on the company.

“The capital raised is not going to solely implement monetary self-discipline but additionally paves manner for the company for larger fundraising, if wanted, sooner or later. We noticed the curiosity of at the least 40 bids attracting a complete subscription of Rs 401 crore. This had come inside minutes on the bid date and that too with a really aggressive coupon fee of 8.10 per cent, which is certainly one of lowest in municipal bonds in India,” Mahender Singh Tawar, Municipal Commissioner of GMC, stated.

He famous that this is additionally the first-ever inexperienced bond issued by any municipal company within the nation.

On the event of the itemizing of the bonds, BSE Managing Director and CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan stated as many as Rs 18.53 lakh crore has been raised on the trade via debt and fairness even through the coronavirus interval. He stated the markets in India have gotten a lot bigger and the inventory trade will facilitate different such companies within the nation to boost capital and get listed as nicely. “It’s pleasing to notice that Ghaziabad has grow to be the primary municipal company in India to subject a inexperienced bond for an environmentally sustainable venture for wastewater reuse on the best coupon fee of 8.1 per cent with over-subscription on BSE’s platform. “It demonstrates the arrogance of traders. I’ve additionally being informed that even the overseas institutional traders at the moment are taking a look at this platform and funding of Indian municipalities with eagerness,” Chauhan stated.

Union Minister of State for Highway Transportation and Highways V Ok Singh stated tapping the bonds market to boost funds by the municipal our bodies will change the best way of their functioning and that may lead to a whole transformation when it comes to governance.

Singh is a MP from Ghaziabad.

The service provider bankers to the bond subject have been A Ok Capital Providers Ltd and

The Ghaziabad Municipal Company (GMC) has entered into an understanding with Sahibabad Industries Affiliation for the aim of reaching numerous targets and aims regarding the water provide.

The capital raised is proposed to partially fund the tertiary sewage and water remedy plant, which is estimated to price roughly Rs 239.93 crore.

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