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Kumar Mangalam Birla optimistic on economy and Hindalco’s future growth trajectory

September 2017

Addressing the shareholders at Hindalco’s 58th AGM, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Hindalco, was optimistic on the economy front and on Hindalco’s f...

Hindalco, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Investment, Reserve Bank, EBITDA, Qualified Institutional Placement, Aditya Birla Centre, Community Initiatives, Rural Development

Task Force to be set up for speedy implementation of various projects

September 2017

Nitin Gadkari, who has taken over as Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, has reportedly said that he will s...

Nitin Gadkari, Drinking Water, Sanitation, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development, Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti, Namami Gange programme

Plastic waste to be used in 1 lakh km of road construction

July 2017

Several states have attempted to curb the problem of plastic through various bans, which have unfortunately been less than successful. In November 20...

Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Road construction, Vasudevan, National Rural Road Development Agency, Waste plastic

Curb that wastage!

May 2017

Less than 20 per cent of the wastewater discharged by households, and 60 per cent of industrial wastewater, is treated in India. This situation has t...

Shisham Priyadarshini, Amish Shroff, Wastewater, Central Pollution Control Board, wastewater treatment, Pollution Control Acts, MOWR, Ministry of Rural Development, IREDA, CETP, STP, NEWater

Record 47,350 km of PMGSY roads constructed in 2016-17

April 2017

A record 47,350 km of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) roads was constructed during 2016-17. This is the highest construction of PMGSY roads ...

PMGSY, Construction, Ministry of Rural Development, Waste plastic, Cold mix, Geo-textiles, Fly ash, Iron, Copper slag, NQM, Unsatisfactory

REC inks pact with KPCL, BESCOM

April 2017

Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has inked a pact with Karnataka Power Corp (KPCL) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) to extend...

Rural Electrification Corporation, KPCL, BESCOM, Power

Centre fixes 7,000 km target under PMGSY for Odisha

April 2017

With 11,000 habitations of the state without all-weather road connectivity, the Centre has set an ambitious target of 7,000 km road construction for ...

Road connectivity, PMGSY, Construction, Flagship rural infrastructure programme

Indian project for affordable rural broadband wins Mozilla’s ‘Equal Rating Innovation Challenge’

March 2017

Mumbai-based Project Gram Marg Solution for Rural Broadband has been declared the winner of Mozilla’s ‘Equal Rating Innovation Challenge’ by an overw...

Gram Marg Solution, Rural Broadband, IIT, Dr Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Prof Abhay Karandikar, Dean, SaveTheInternet.in, Nikhil Pahwa
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