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Cabinet approves 5% govt stake sale in BHEL

business Updated: Aug 31, 2011 01:05 IST

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Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to sell 5 percent of the government's stake in power gear maker Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) , the government said in a statement.

The government will sell 5 % of its 67.7 % holding in BHEL through a follow-on public share offering. At current prices, the stake is valued at about $940 million.

The stake sale is part of the government's plan to raise 400 billion rupees ($8.7 billion) through stake sales in state-run firms in the current fiscal year to March 2012.

BHEL has shortlisted Bank of America Merrill Lynch , Morgan Stanley and two Indian banks to manage the share sale, sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters last month.