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Infrastructure and the Mirage of Money

November 2016

Private money is not exactly gushing into our infrastructure sectors. If we see the trend, the decline of private investment in infra projects is dra...

Infrastructure, Infra Projects, World Bank, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, NIIF, Vijay Kelkar Committee, Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, Renewables, PPP Model

DFC: India inks agreement with WB

November 2016

A Guarantee Agreement for World Bank (IBRD) lending of $650 million to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd for the Eastern Dedica...

World Bank, IBRD, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, Raj Kumar, Hisham Abdo

India signs agreement with World Bank for Eastern DFC

October 2016

A Guarantee Agreement for World Bank (IBRD) lending of $650 million to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) for the Easte...

Guarantee Agreement for World Bank, DFCCIL, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, World Bank, Raj Kumar, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Hisham Abdo, EDFC, Power, Heavy manufacturing industries

India to have 35 districts as open defecation free

October 2016

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has recently revealed the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin in the last two years. As per re...

Ministry of Drinking Water, Sanitation, Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin, Toilets, MNREGA, Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin, World Bank, Construction

State of the Smart

October 2016

Urban planners are developing seamlessly integrated transportation services, while also according ease of travel options for commuters without the ro...

Urban planners, Smart Urban Mobility, Smart Cities, Devendra Fadnavis, Smart technology, Uber, Ola, Bla Bla Car system, Transportation, Narendra Modi, Indian Railways, World Bank, MMRDA, CIDCO, Metro projects

UPSIDC plans to raise Rs.1,500 cr

September 2016

Faced with creaking infrastructure in its industrial enclaves across the state, Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) is mu...

Creaking Infrastructure, UPSIDC, World Bank, Upgrade Infrastructure Facilities, Roads, Sewage, Lighting, Water

India┬┤s Ease of Electricity rank jumped 29 points

August 2016

India ranks 70 among 189 economies on ease of getting electricity due to positive reforms that have aided ease of doing business in the country, acco...

Electricity, World Bank, India Ease of Electricity

Monitoring contractual obligations is the next big thing for India

August 2016

Indeed. From the mid-1990s, where we started with private sector involvement with power generation, and subsequently into mobile telephony and transp...

PPP, C P Nair, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, PFI, CCI, NIIF, MoI, RAHUL KAMAT
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