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Govt likely to go for disinvestment in 7 more cos this fiscal

The govt is likely to dilute its stake in 7 more companies this fiscal,including 10 pct disinvestment in Indian Oil Corporation.

The government is likely to dilute its stake in 7 more companies this fiscal,including 10 per cent disinvestment in Indian Oil Corporation in January and SAIL’s stake sale in February,to meet the target of raising Rs 40,000 crore.

The public issue of PowerGrid is expected in the second week of November and of Manganese Ore India Ltd towards the end of November.

That would be followed by Shipping Corporation in the first week of December,while Hindustan Copper public subscription would open on the second week of December,according to the background note of Finance Ministry for the Economic Editors’ Conference that began on Tuesday.

“The department of disinvestment is hopeful of achieving this (Rs 40,000 crore) number,” it added.

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The new year will begin with the 20 per cent follow on offering (FPO) of IOC in January,followed by SAIL’s disinvestment in February.

“The follow-on public offering by way of disinvestment of 10 per cent of paid-up equity capital of the company (IOC) in conjunction with issue of fresh equity of equal size by the company is expected to open for public subscription in January 2011,” the not said.

The FPO by way of disinvestment of 5 per cent of paid up capital of SAIL in conjunction with issue of fresh equity of equal size of the company is expected to open for public subscription in February 2011.

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The stake sale in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India is also under consideration for the current financial year,2010-11.

Aiming to raise Rs 40,000 crore through disinvestment this fiscal,the government has mopped up Rs 1,062 crore by divesting stake in Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam,and Rs 960 crore through Engineers India FPO.

Besides,it will raise over Rs 15,000 crore from Coal India public issue which closed last week.

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Last fiscal,it had raised Rs 23,553 crore through stake sale in Oil India,NMDC,REC and NTPC.

The department of disinvestment is in talks with concerned ministries for finalising the quantum of divestment in PSUs like MMTC,Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited,Power Finance Corporation,among others.

First published on: 26-10-2010 at 13:43 IST
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