Monday, February 15, 2016

India's TOP 5 bank defaulters .. Topped by Reliance, Vedanta, Essar, Adani and Jaypee ..

Here is the list of top ten "bank defaulter" companies from India .. It is a pity and matter of great shame that all the shady companies of this country are on this top ten list !! Together they owe the banks of this country ( and lets not forget, they are playing with our tax money...) Rs. 300,000 crores ..

What shall we do with these defaulters .. ? When small businesses default to the tune of lakhs of rupees, the banks immediately spring to action, good enough, and start legal proceedings against them. These same banks and its officials are toothless, hand-in-hand, silent and inactive when it comes to taking action against these big sharks.

What great day-light corruption !!  Somewhere this loot should end..

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These companies are repeatedly blessed by our banks and politicians by being advanced more loans as a gift for criminal neglect of non-repayment of loans of Rs 300,000 crores to banks.

This list is topped by Reliance, Vedanta, Essar,  Adani and Jaypee .. Do we have the guts to boycott these companies and get them liquidated and put under the hammer ? 

Will proponents of free market economy in the country endorse winding up these operators ?
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Here's a financial tip no one gives you. If you owe money to the banks, make sure the amount is huge. Then you won't need to worry about paying it back on time. Or, indeed, in some cases, paying it back at all. 

This is not a joke. Several top business houses in India owe banks astronomical amounts and have defaulted in repayment. But instead of facing pressure to pay back these loans, companies are routinely given sweet deals: either their loans are 'restructured' in a way that allows a moratorium on interest payments, or their repayment schedule is extended generously.

In December 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that under RTI, and in the interest of transparency, banks must reveal the names of companies who default. Until now, banks have refused to share this information easily. Why ?? Aren't banks funded from the common man's tax money and his sweat ?

In absolute terms, the gross non-performing assets - loans not repaid by borrowers - owed just to state-owned banks was reported at Rs 3.04 lakh crore. That's four times the entire budget for education in India. A large part of these loans will never be repaid by the companies.

Compare this with the farm loan waiver of Rs 70,000 crore given by the government in 2009 that faced huge criticism from free market economists who start beating their chests at the mention of subsidy to the poor in the country. The farmers are the real prime-movers of our economy, they employ 55% of our people, and only the rest 45%, is employed by the manufacturing and service industry.

The respectable names of Tata Group, Aditya Birla group, Mukesh Ambani group have been contributing to the country's growth. It is really unfortunate that the modern defaulter companies listed in the pictorial and the Credit Suisse list, are taking the citizens of this country for a ride.

Somewhere this loot should stop.  

Though the service industry is doing well, contributing to 59% of our GDP, manufacturing and project management, infrastructure companies like these have been a drain on the country and will continue to remain so, if we have operators like these in the market. 

The Reserve Bank of India so far has not released the details of individual borrowers who have defaulted on repayment of their loans. It is a big mystery, why ? Is it due to the fear that the economy will collapse ? Better collapse and recover fast early than a major collapse later with no recovery possible at all ( or after a very long and painful recovery for the whole economy).

Localise the impact, don't wait to globalise it !!

In the absence of a proactive action from RBI to expose these deviants, here is a list of the 10 most indebted companies of India, reported by Credit Suisse in its October 2015 report. The debt shown on their balance sheets was till March 2015.

One expects that debt on these 10 companies comprise a major chunk of the non-performing assets of the banks. Though it is unclear how much is the exact amount of non-performing assets against each company, however, just their outstandings make for staggering reading.

01 The Reliance Group
The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group is in the business of power, insurance, wealth management, telecommunication infrastructure and entertainment. In March 2015, the company had a debt of Rs 1.25 lakh crore on its balance sheet.
The amount is equivalent to the special package announced for Bihar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of state elections in August this year.

02 The Vedanta Group
Anil Agarwal's company is the second-most indebted company. According to Credit Suisse, the company, which is into metals and mining, had a debt of Rs 1.03 lakh crore.
This is equivalent to the amount raised by the Government of India in March 2015 through its biggest-ever auction of telecom spectrum.

03 Essar Group
Managed by the Ruia Brothers (Shashi Ruia and Ravi Ruia) the company, with operations in 25 countries, owes Rs 1.01 lakh crore.
That's what the Centre plans to spend on building smart cities until 2020.

04 Adani Group
Gautam Adani, the chairman of the Adani Group of companies is known for his proximity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His business house owes Rs 96,031 crore to the banking system. The amount is a little less than the Budget for building the bullet train network between Mumbai and Ahmadabad proposed by the government.
Earlier this year, the State Bank of India reportedly approved a loan of around $1 billion (Rs 6,600 crore ) for the company's coal mine in Australia. However, after much hue and cry in the media due to the highly stressed balance sheet of the public sector bank, the approval was withdrawn.

05 Jaypee Group
Manoj Gaur-run Jaypee Group has a debt of Rs 75,163 crore on its balance sheet. Jaypee Group had a golden time during the Mayawati rule in Uttar Pradesh between 2007 and 2012.
The debt is eight times the allocation for mid-day meals in 2015 that feeds 12 crore school going children in the country.

06 JSW Group
Sajjan Jindal is the chairman of JSW group and he was recently in headlines for reportedly organising the meeting between Pakistan Prime minister Nawaaz Sharif and Narendra Modi.
Big connections allow you big credit lines. As per the Credit Suisse report, the group has a debt of Rs 58,171 crore. The amount is equivalent to the cost of 26 Rafale fighter aircrafts that India plans to buy from France.

07 GMR Group
Named after its promoter GM Rao, the group is known for building Delhi's T3 International Airport terminal.
The group has a debt of Rs 47,976 crore on its balance sheet. The amount can be used to build to coal-based power plants with a generation capacity of 4,000 MW each - enough to provide electricity to the state of Haryana during peak summers.

08 Lanco Group
Headed By L Madhusudan Rao, the company runs solar and thermal power plants. It has a debt of Rs 47,102 crore.

09 Videocon Group
Venugopal Dhoot's company, the group once famous for making televisions, owes Rs 45,405 crore to banks. This amount can be used to 93 missions to Mars by India.

10 GVK Group
Founded by GVK Reddy, the group has interests in energy, infrastructure and hospitality sectors. The company has a debt of Rs 33,933 crore. The amount is just a little less than government's allocation under the MNREGA scheme (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) of Rs 34,000 crore in 2015.
(Source- Catchnews)

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Most of these companies we know are having a very rough run in the economy, often being mentioned for the wrong reasons. Bringing back these companies to good health should be the first priority of the government. If that does not happen, due to the poor attitude and wrong intention of the promoters, the companies should be wound up. Tax money is waiting to be deployed in many beneficial operations in the economy and in sectors like education, public health, infrastructure like roads, bridges etc, that can bring better social returns and help the economy grow in the long run. 

4 comments:

  1. All the money borrowed may not be over due. In a country of over 100 crore people why 10% pay income tax. And if no one takes loans from the banks it will face self death.

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    1. 90% still poor and have no money for food even..big influential crooks run away to escape the law and poor loan defaulter is punished and load recovered to the extend possible..yes all the loans may not be overdue but over 30% of the big loans are non performing..

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  2. Whales of corruption fostered by equally corrupt political parties, ruling or opposition, in India.

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  3. Banks lend against securities. These big companies start with public issue of shares. The shares go for a premium. It gives them leverage to get loans. Once you are successful in one business, going to another becomes easier. Growth becomes unimaginable. The loans will be in line with the bank norms. Restructuring and similar help will always be there

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