Policy/Infrastructure

On the road from Make to Move in India

2020-03-12T14:26:51+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is among one of the Narendra Modi led government’s biggest assets and has undoubtedly shaken things up as the minister for road transport, highways and shipping. He takes some valuable time out of his incessant schedule for ‘India Investment Journal’ to take stock of where things stand in terms of his enormous infrastructure challenge. How do you see your vision on ports and roads translating into milestones for the Make in India and Smart Cities programme? One of [...]

Getting up-to-speed with the Infrastructure Czar of India

2020-03-12T14:12:14+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is arguably one of the most target-oriented ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet and his achievements speak for themselves. Turning around a country’s creaking infrastructure was not an envious task to take on and he has simply let his actions do all the talking. One of the success stories of the Narendra Modi government in India has been in its promotion of physical connectivity. Two ministers have been central to this endeavour: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nitin [...]

Short Takes

2020-03-24T07:34:28+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

There has been some significant policy initiatives to meet India’s infrastructure and Make in India goals. Here is a snapshot of some highlights from the past few months. As international interest and pour in, the Indian government needs to ensure there is no slow-down on the policy front. AIIB to fund Modi schemes China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is in line to invest in Indian projects. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked senior officials to approach the bank [...]

India has capacity to absorb high levels of investment

2018-12-04T10:39:24+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

S.B. Nayar, chairman and managing director of India’s state-owned infrastructure financier India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), has a bird’s eye view of what is arguably India’s most exciting and also, ironically, most difficult sector – infrastructure. In an interview with Consulting Editor Arnab Mitra, he speaks of how investor sentiment has improved tremendously over the last two years and how the sector is now poised for a quantum jump. Please give us an overview of the Indian infrastructure sector. [...]

India’s infrastructure on a slow, yet steady road

2020-03-12T08:13:44+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

India needs $1 trillion in investments over the next five years to upgrade its creaking infrastructure to global standards but a combination of unfavourable market conditions, weak commodity prices, inability of Indian banks to lend large sums of money, poor raw material linkages and lack of urgency at the level of state governments have conspired to make the task even more difficult than it otherwise would have been. The “directional framework” released by government think tank Niti Aayog last year [...]

Happening Haryana

2018-12-04T10:58:35+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

  Haryana made an all-out play for global investment with its first Happening Haryana summit in March 2016. The success of the event led to plans for a second summit in 2018. But, meanwhile, the state hopes to translate the hundreds of MoUs signed into action on the ground. During the summit, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other government ministers pledged proactive support to ensure extensive infrastructural, industrial and socio-economic development in the state. Finance minister Arun Jaitley [...]