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A world beyond the grid is becoming a reality in India

2018-12-31T13:24:54+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

Sunil Misra, as Director-General of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), has an inside track on the country’s renewables challenge. He speaks to ‘India Investment Journal’ on what gives India an edge in this sector and how the 175GW target for renewable electricity generation by 2022 is on course. What are the main factors behind a surge in India's electrical industry sector? India has seen significant and continued growth in its GDP and per capita income. There has [...]

Time for Maharashtra to shine… again

2018-12-31T13:25:23+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, State Focus/Maharashtra, Year|

Once the darling of investors, Maharashtra seemed to have lost its way in the middle but is now charging forward again. In mid 2015 when a delegation from Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn was scouting for a suitable destination for investments in India and South East Asia, the western state of Maharashtra was not even in their initial list of considerations. States such as Gujarat that has a reputation as being most friendly for business, Karnataka that has an established Information [...]

India’s mega renewables challenge

2018-12-31T13:20:52+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

The Indian government’s resolve is to generate 175 GW of electricity from renewable energy by 2022 and increase the share of renewables in India’s energy mix to 40 per cent by 2030. Of the 175 GW, 100 GW will come from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from biomass and 5 GW from small hydrop projects. Here is a broad snapshot of the challenge.

The Emergence of the “Supercrat”

2018-12-31T13:21:16+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

India’s Revenue Secretary, Dr Hasmukh Adhia, embodies the spirit of a new-age bureaucracy, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, independent India’s first Home Minister, famously dubbed the bureaucracy as the “Steel frame of India’. It was, and is, India’s multi-layered bureaucracy that keeps the wheels of the vast nation in motion. But over time, the edges of the steel frame have rusted and parts of the core have become weak. Result: India’s governance structure has become lax [...]

Finding a voice for a New India

2018-12-31T13:21:46+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Last word, Year|

There is a need to energise Doordarshan (DD) to become the voice of a new India, writes India Inc. founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. India’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry is, arguably, the most anachronistic symbol of a bygone age in Indian politics, administration and society. A country that justifiably prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy has no business having a government department and a bloated bureaucracy that regulates and supervises the dissemination of information to its citizens and [...]

FACT SHEET:An Expat’s Guide to Nagpur

2020-03-12T14:23:45+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, State Focus/Maharashtra, Year|

Nagpur is often referred to as the 'Orange city' of India because of the juiciest varieties of the fruit found in its orchards. It is the winter capital and the third largest city of Maharashtra, after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur is also referred to as the second capital of the state, as many of the government offices are based in the city. Among the greenest cities of India, Nagpur’s parks and wildlife sanctuaries help create its scenic landscape. The easy [...]

Unlocking the true value of a ‘Winning Partnership’

2020-03-12T14:50:38+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, From the Scence, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

A new compilation of essays on India-UK ties created a cross-country buzz over the last few weeks with its launch events in London and New Delhi. “The UK’s relationship with India has been predominantly transactional, but it needs to become transformational. India and the UK need to understand where the true value comes from the partnership, and how they can turn this special relationship into a global relationship, one that changes the world for the better, tackling significant issues such [...]

Shadow boxing the dragon

2018-12-31T13:29:16+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, India-China, Year|

China’s clumsy attempts to cramp India’s strategic space are holding back its ties with India. The popular mood in India, it will be fair to say, is not very favourable towards China at the moment. A daily barrage of blunt official statements and highly jingoistic media reports from the Middle Kingdom warning India of dire consequences – even war – and reminding Indians of the military humiliation it faced in the 1962 border conflict between the two countries is largely [...]

India’s Rural Electrification Corporation goes Green to raise funds

2018-12-31T13:27:12+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) launched its first Green Bond on the London Stock Exchange’s new International Securities Market (ISM) to finance renewable energy projects in India. A new 10-year dated green bond listed by REC raised $450 million, with an annual yield of 3.965 per cent. It was 3.9 times oversubscribed on the final order book and secured strong international investor interest, with Asian investors making up 68 per cent of the order book and investors from Europe, Middle East [...]

Renewable energy shining bright

2020-03-13T13:13:31+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

India’s ambitious renewable energy targets will help the country pick up some of the slack created by Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord. Early June, the world was in shock. President Donald Trump of the US announced that he was pulling out of the Paris climate pact. The news wasn’t entirely unexpected, but the US withdrawal still raised question marks about the world’s ability to meet the goal of capping the rise in global temperature [...]