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GST Rates Cut, Affordable Housing Redefined

GST Rates Cut, Affordable Housing Redefined

The slash in GST rates to 5 per cent without ITC from the previous 12 per cent with ITC for premium homes, and to 1 per cent minus ITC for affordable homes from the earlier 8 per cent, gives the beleaguered realty sector the much-needed breathing room and will certainly help it maintain some forward momentum in 2019.

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Smart Construction Management

Smart Construction Management

The construction industry has a massive role to play in the overall economic health of our country, and yet we are losing around 10 per cent-30 per cent of it through wastage.

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Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure

Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure

Capital outlay for the infrastructure sector up to Rs 5.97 lakh crore in FY2018v19 (up 20.8 per cent over FY2018), with major increase for segments like railways, telecommunication and affordable housing.

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Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure: Railway

Post Budget Analysis | Infrastructure: Railway

Higher capital expenditure outlay for the railways (increased by 11.8 per cent from 2017v18 and 22.1 per cent from 2017v18) at Rs 1.46 lakh crore to support infrastructure projects. Of this, the budgetary allocation from the government stands at Rs 53,060 crore (up from Rs 40,000 crore in 2017v18, and marginally lower than 2017v18).

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Post Budget Analysis | Ports

Post Budget Analysis | Ports

Budget allocation of Rs 600 crore for projects under Sagarmala, Rs 322.6 crore for the development of ports and Rs 508 crore for grants to the Inland Water Transport Authority of India.

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Capital Goods

Capital Goods

The mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by the distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under the smart city programme are encouraging for PV module manufacturers, EPC and system integrators/channel partners

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The Year in Infrastructure 2017

The Year in Infrastructure 2017

With more than 1,500 delegates and channel partners, 130 visiting journalists from 28 countries, showcase of more than 50 projects and countless announcements and sessions, the larger-than-life expo by Bentley Systems, was an exhilarating experience.

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Deepak Premnarayen, President, Indian Merchants Chambers

The Budget is likely to continue its pro-poor image with a slew of concessions for agriculture, skilled labour and the rural sector, along with incentivisation to move to a digital payment economy. Employment-related incentives are likely to go up considerably.