"The government of India has conveyed their approval to infuse capital funds to the tune of Rs 1,150 crore in the banks by way of preferential allotment of equity shares in favour of government of India," BoI said in a statement.

This is part of the government's plans to infuse Rs 5,050 crore in the public sector banks.

Besides, Allahabad Bank will get Rs 690 crore while another public sector lender Central Bank of India will get fund infusion of Rs 535 crore by way of preferential allotment of equity in favour of the government of India.

UCO Bank had said it will raise Rs 935 crore by issuing preferential shares to the government while Syndicate Bank will be raise up to Rs 740 crore through preferential allotment following board approval on March 31.

Last year, the government announced a revamp plan 'Indradhanush' to infuse Rs 70,000 crore in state-owned banks over four years, while they will have to raise a further Rs 1.1 lakh crore from markets to meet their capital requirements in line with global risk norms Basel-III.

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