Government accords infrastructure status to data centres with over 5 MW capacity

The government has accorded “infrastructure” status to data centres with an IT load capacity of more than 5 MW. The move aims to help data centre companies to get easier access to institutional credit at lower rates and attract foreign investments. According to a recent notification, data centres have been included in the Harmonised Master List of In­frastructure sub-sectors through the insertion of a new item in the category of “Communication”.