infrastructure

November 6, 2016

Transshipment Ports: India’s Aspirations, Efforts and Issues

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…

October 30, 2016

Megacities: Concept, Features & Challenges

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…

October 30, 2016

Issues and Challenges to Urban Infrastructure in India

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…

May 3, 2016

National Rurban Mission (NRM)

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…

February 16, 2016

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

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…

November 15, 2015

Dedicated Freight Corridors

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…

stablization Funds

What are Stabilization Funds?

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…

renewable-energy

Growing demand of energy and India’s energy Security

The new government lost the opportunity to permeate the reasons for the soft oil prices, which helped taming the inflation and bringing down the CPI to below 5%. The government best utilized the opportunity by deregulating the diesel prices. The…