infrastructure

Dynamic Pricing in Indian Railways: Concept & Issues

January 31, 2017

In the month of September, 2016, the Indian Railways came out with the policy of Dynamic Pricing. Under this policy, the fares of the railway tickets are to increase by 10 per cent after every 10 per cent of berths or seats being sold. But a cap...

Transshipment Ports: India’s Aspirations, Efforts and Issues

November 6, 2016

Transshipment refers shipment of containers to an intermediate destination for loading to other ships bound to other destination. It is a normal part of international business and is done every day to change the means of transport in multimodal transport and consolidate smaller shipments into a large...

Megacities: Concept, Features & Challenges

October 30, 2016

United Nations had observed as late as in 2007 that humanity will reach a significant demographic milestone, wherein for the first time in history more people will live in cities than the countryside and by 2030, over 60% of people will live in cities. The growth rate...

Issues and Challenges to Urban Infrastructure in India

October 30, 2016

It has been observed that the growth of urban infrastructure does not match with the growth of urban population. Some striking facts about the challenges of urban infrastructure are as follows: Status of drinking water supply, public transportation, sewage and solid waste management is much lower than...

National Rurban Mission (NRM)

May 3, 2016

On 22 February 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Rurban Mission (NRM) from Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. The mission, also dubbed as “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission” (SPMRM) aims to spur social, economic and infrastructure development in rural areas by developing a cluster...

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

February 16, 2016

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was proposed in Union Budget 2015. In the last week of December, the government has set up this Rs. 40000 crore fund to provide long term capital for infrastructure projects. Objective The objective of NIIF is to maximise economic impact...

Dedicated Freight Corridors

November 15, 2015

The Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) are a mega rail transport project being undertaken to increase transportation capacity, reduce unit costs of transportation, and improve service quality. The Eastern DFC (1839 route kilometres (RKM) extends from Dankuni near Kolkata to Ludhiana in Punjab, while the...

What are Stabilization Funds?

March 7, 2015

Countries which are endowed with natural resources like oil, gas, minerals etc. have huge revenue inflows which give them as many options to use them for development and growth. These countries have a windfall of funds which are used to attain a sustainable economic growth and invest...

Growing demand of energy and India’s energy Security

March 1, 2015

Why it is imperative to have self-sufficient energy infrastructure with the growing demand of energy? What are the measures India should take to utilize its vast natural resources?

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