ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ahmedabad Municipal Bond

Lessons and Pointers

The Rs 1,000-million municipal bond issue of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation was a landmark in that it was the first such instrument issued in India without a state guarantee. The proceeds of the issue were to be used to fund the city's water supply and sewerage project. This paper describes the groundwork that was prepared for the bond issue, the conception and financing pattern of the project, and the issuance of the municipal bonds. The authors argue that the technical framework set up for the AMC bonds can act as a blueprint for future development initiatives.

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