Data Centres & Energy Storage Systems included in Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure sub-sectors

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Economic Affairs)
(POLICY AND PLANNING UNIT)
(Ipp Division)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 11th October, 2022

F. No. 13/1/2017-INF.—With the approval of the Competent Authority, an updated Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure sub-sectors (Annexure-I) is hereby notified. The new list incorporates the following change to the notification dated 26th April, 2021:

i. “Data Centres” is included in the Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure sub-sectors by insertion of a new item in the category of ‘Communication’, with a footnote defining Data Centres.

ii. “Energy Storage Systems (ESS)” is included in the Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure sub-sectors by insertion of a new item in the category of ‘Energy’, with a footnote defining Energy Storage Systems (ESS).

PEEYUSH KUMAR, Jt. Secy.

Annexure-I

Updated Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub-sectors

S.No.

Category Infrastructure sub-sectors
1. Transport and Logistics
  • Roads and bridges
  • Ports1
  • Shipyards2
  • Inland Waterways
  • Airport
  • Railway track including electrical & signalling system, tunnels, viaducts, bridges
  • Railway rolling stock along with workshop and associated maintenance facilities
  • Railway terminal infrastructure including stations and adjoining commercial infrastructure
  • Urban Public Transport (except rolling stock in case of urban road transport)
  • Logistics Infrastructure3
  • Bulk Material Transportation Pipelines4
2. Energy
  • Electricity Generation
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Oil/Gas/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility5
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS)6
3. Water and Sanitation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water treatment plants
  • Sewage collection, treatment and disposal system
  • Irrigation (dams, channels, embankments, etc.)
  • Storm Water Drainage System
4. Communication
  • Telecommunication (fixed network)7
  • Telecommunication towers
  • Telecommunication & Telecom Services
  • Data Centres8
5. Social and Commercial Infrastructure
  • Education Institutions (capital stock)
  • Sports Infrastructure9
  • Hospitals (capital stock)10
  • Tourism infrastructure viz. (i) three-star or higher category classified hotels located outside cities with population of more than 1 million, (ii) ropeways and cable cars
  • Common infrastructure for Industrial Parks and other parks with industrial activity such as food parks, textile parks, Special Economic Zones, tourism facilities and agriculture markets
  • Post-harvest storage infrastructure for agriculture and horticultural produce including cold storage
  • Terminal markets
  • Soil-testing laboratories
  • Cold Chain11
  • Affordable Housing12
  • Affordable Rental Housing Complex13
  • Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre14

1 Includes Capital Dredging

2 “Shipyard” is defined as a floating or land-based facility with the essential features of waterfront, turning basin, berthing and docking facility, slipways and/or ship lifts, and which is self sufficient for carrying on shipbuilding/repair/breaking activities.

3 “Logistics Infrastructure” means and includes Multimodal Logistics Park comprising Inland Container Depot (ICD) with minimum investment of Rs 50 crore and minimum area of 10 acre, Cold Chain Facility with minimum investment of Rs 15 crore and minimum area of 20,000 sft, and/or Warehousing Facility with investment of minimum Rs 25 crore and minimum area of 1 lakh sq ft.

4 Includes Oil, Gas, Slurry, Water supply and Iron Ore Pipelines

5 Includes strategic storage of crude oil.

6 Includes dense charging infrastructure and grid scale Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with a minimum qualifying capacity of 200 MW-Hr, provided that ESS is not being established on merchant basis.

7 Includes optic fibre/wire/cable networks which provide broadband / Internet.

8 Data Centre housed in a dedicated/centralized building for storage and processing of digital data applications with a minimum capacity of 5 MW of IT load.

9 Includes the provision of Sports Stadia and Infrastructure for Academies for Training/Research in Sports and Sports-related activities.

10 Includes Medical Colleges, Para Medical Training Institutes and Diagnostics Centres.

11 Includes cold room facility for farm level pre-cooling, for preservation or storage of agriculture and allied produce, marine products and meat.

12 “Affordable Housing” is defined as a housing project using at least 50% of the Floor Area Ratio (FAR)/Floor Space Index (FSI) for dwelling units with carpet area@ of not more than 60 square meters.

13 Affordable Rental Housing Complex” means a project to be used for rental purpose only for urban migrant/poor (EWS/LIG categories) for a minimum period of 25 years with basic civic infrastructure facilities such as water, sanitation, sewerage/ septage, road, electricity along with necessary social/commercial infrastructure and the initial rent fixed by Local Authority/ Entities based on local survey of surrounding area wherein the project is situated.

Project means a listed project having at least 40 Dwelling Units of double room or single room or equivalent Dormitory Units or a mix of all three in any ratio but not more than one third of total built up area under double bedrooms units.

Dwelling Units (DUs) means a unit comprising of double bed room with living area, kitchen, toilet and bathroom of up to 60 square meters carpet area@ or single bed room with living area, kitchen, toilet and bathroom of up to 30 square meters carpet area@.

Dormitory Units means a set of 3 Dormitory Bed with common kitchen, toilet and bathroom in 30 square meters carpet area@ meaning 10 square meters carpet area@ per Dormitory Bed.

@ “Carpet Area” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (k) of section 2 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

14 Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre” is defined as Exhibition and Convention Centre Projects with minimum built-up floor area* of 100,000 square metres of exclusively exhibition space or convention space or both combined.

* Built up floor area includes primary facilities such as exhibition centres, convention halls, auditoriums, plenary halls, business centres, meeting halls etc.

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