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Infrastructure investment declines


New Delhi, Feb 19 :

Investment in infrastructure fell from Rs.645,175 crore in 2010-11 to Rs.576,855 crore in 2012-13, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State for Planning Rajeev Shukla said infrastructure was defined to include electricity, renewable energy, roads and bridges, telecommunications, railways, mass rapid transit system, irrigation, water supply and sanitation, ports and airports.

He said among the steps taken to boost investment in infrastructure was setting up a cabinet committee headed by the prime minister to fast track approvals of key projects.