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  Improve services and engagement with users
Arun Lakhani, Chairman and Managing Director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure, says users will pay for drinking water if service providers improve service and engagement levels. Lakhani, whose firm has successfully rolled out the much-acclaimed 'Nagpur 24x7 Water Supply Scheme' in partnership with the French firm Veolia, also feels that the government needs to enunciate a policy on water reuse to make treated water an attractive proposition for the industry.

With 59 special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in place, India's Smart Cities Mission is now ready to take off. With more than 15 tenders coming in every month, winning cities have made sure their envisaged plans are on track, albeit at a slow speed.

Do or Divest!
With a disinvestment target of raising Rs.72,000 crore this fiscal, the government is all set to rule Dalal Street with Rs.18,000 crore worth of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

A double-edged sword
Digitisation can be considered as substitution of traditional analogue formats to collect, process, store, and transfer data by new technologically advanced methods. Putting it in a pedantic outward appearance, digitisation is the conversion of information into a digital layout.

We have sanctioned projects worth Rs.30,000 crore
It's an IPO season. After IRBs' InvIT, state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) will raise Rs 1,200 crore from the markets. Dr M Ravi Kanth, Chairman and Managing Director, divulges the company's future strategy in an INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY exclusive.

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