Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd.(TFCI) has been set-up as an All India Financial Institution, pursuant to the recommendations of “National Committee on Tourism” set-up under the aegis of Planning Commission in 1988. The main object of setting-up the specialised financial institution was to expedite the growth of tourism infrastructure in the country by providing dedicated line of credit on long term basis to tourism related projects in the country. TFCI has successfully played the role of investment catalyst for the tourism sector and has cumulatively sanctioned assistance aggregating Rs.10,887 crore upto 31st March, 2018 to 863 projects mainly in tourism and other related sectors. TFCI provides financial assistance by way of rupee loan, subscription to equity / debentures and corporate loans mainly to hotel projects, amusement parks, ropeways, multiplexes, restaurants etc. With a view to diversify in other related areas, TFCI has expanded the scope of its activities by including financing of infrastructure projects, real estate projects and manufacturing projects to a limited extent, within the scope of its activities.
TFCI, as a specialised financing institution, has contributed significantly in terms of creation of tourism infrastructure throughout the country and thereby generating direct employment opportunities. The assistance sanctioned so far has helped in creating over 46000 rooms in approved category of hotels which represents approximately 1/3rd of the total room capacity in the country. The assistance sanctioned by TFCI has helped in catalysing investment to the tune of Rs.30,182 crore in tourism sector till 31st March, 2018 over a period of time.
The responsibility for setting-up of TFCI was initially entrusted to IFCI Ltd. in participation with other All India Financial Institutions and Banks. Accordingly, TFCI was set-up in 1989 with initial equity of Rs. 50 crore which now stands increased to Rs. 80.72 crore. TFCI has been operating profitably since its inception and as on 31st March, 2018, its free reserves are Rs. 544.73 crore after payment of dividend regularly. TFCI raises long term resources from the market by way of Issue of Bonds besides utilising internal accruals.
TFCI views itself as a major investment catalyst for viable projects in tourism and other related sectors and play a dominant role in creating tourism infrastructure in the country.
As of March 2018