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Infrastructure | A Travesty of Partnerships

Infrastructure | A Travesty of Partnerships

We need to improve our infrastructure, and if someone asked, by when, the obvious answer will be yesterday! According to a study by S&P Global Ratings, the country´s poor infrastructure is the biggest hurdle to the government´s ´Make in India´ programme, and they went on to add that the infrastructure deficit is costing the nation up to 5 per cent of our GDP.

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Addressing Infrastructure Financing Needs

Addressing Infrastructure Financing Needs

After liberalisation, the government´s primary focus was on reducing the fiscal deficit to restore macroeconomic stability, reforming trade and exchange rate policies and liberalising foreign investment policy. Infrastructure was never a growth constraint in the short term, considering the low utilisation of the existing infrastructure then.

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Happy New Infrastructure!

Happy New Infrastructure!

Clearly, the government had saved the best for the last, with a flurry of policy decisions at the year end. Infrastructure is clearly in for better times in 2016. The year 2015 was generally a positive one for the economy, although bumpy.

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7th Annual India Roads Conference 2015

7th Annual India Roads Conference 2015

The transformation of India´s roads seems to be a reality now. In February this year, the government pledged to invest Rs 80,000 crore in the sector in the Budget. And now the target is to award 10,000 km by March 2016.

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Exemplary Figure

Exemplary Figure

Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn has been appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Injecting Hope

Injecting Hope

A slew of measures to infuse the much-needed cash-flow into the infrastructure sector have been introduced to push growth. And Rs 8 lakh crore of equity is likely to find its way soon in the sector enriching the fund pool. However, missing links like deepening the bond market in the country

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Economy to grow by 6.5 per cent

Economy to grow by 6.5 per cent

India's economy will grow by 6.5 per cent over the next four years if there is a decisive mandate in the general elections, CRISIL said. But if there is no clear mandate, the economy could derail further.More than election outcomes,