Flagship Scheme

Is it the right time for energy storage in India?

2018-12-03T12:52:14+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

As India edges towards its ambitious renewable energy target, the next challenge will be effective energy storage solutions that can be made in the country. India has embarked on an ambitious programme of accelerating renewable energy deployment in the country. The target for renewable energy has been expanded multi-fold to 175 GW by 2022. A major part of the target is going to be from solar PV (100 GW) and wind energy (60 GW) and the rest from small hydro [...]

Companies eye socially responsible outcomes in India

2018-12-03T13:15:29+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

The average spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) by companies in India went up 29 basis points to 1.64 per cent last year, edging closer to the government mandate of 2 per cent. The overall expenditure among companies in India on CSR activity registered a significant increase of 22 per cent, latest analysis by ratings agency CRISIL has revealed. The bulk of the CSR money went into education, skills development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives. India’s Companies Act 2013 encourages corporates [...]

Indian Smart Cities Mission: A process to leapfrog to double digit growth

2018-12-03T12:54:40+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

The Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India is one of the most challenging and ambitious urban development agenda, writes an urban infrastructure enthusiast. The objective to develop 100 Smart Cities over five years is a laudable commitment towards urban transformation. The mission is launched at a time when India’s urbanisation is growing faster than the rest of the world. Currently only about 31 per cent of India’s population lives in urban areas. Globally the share is over 50 [...]

Jan Dhan, Demonetisation to empower ordinary Indians

2018-12-03T12:52:43+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

Rising demand at the bottom of the pyramid and more activity coming under the tax net will lead to an increase in demand for a host of consumer goods produced by Indian and foreign companies. Financial inclusion is, arguably, the first flagship initiative of the Narendra Modi government to meet with success. To the four such schemes that people usually count as being part of the programme – the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Scheme (PMJDS), the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima [...]