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The need for establishing a dedicated financial institution to address the long-term infrastructure financing requirements in India was realized considering the nation’s GDP growth objectives and the role of infrastructure development towards the same.

In response to this need, the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Act, 2021 was introduced by the Hon’ble Finance Minister on March 22, 2021, marking a significant shift in the approach to infrastructure financing in India, as it denotes the return of Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in the country after a few decades. The Act subsequently received the assent of the President on March 28, 2021 and has come into force effective April 19, 2021. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide its letter dated March 8, 2022 has advised that NaBFID shall be regulated and supervised by RBI as an All India Financial Institution (AIFI) under sections 45L and 45N of the RBI Act, 1934, respectively.