In June 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his bold Smart Cities Mission, an investment of Rs 980 billion to develop 100 cities across the country into intelligent, sustainable and resident-friendly communities.
It is a well-known and widely accepted datum that infrastructure is the backbone of a sound and growing economy. Amongst all infrastructure, the transport sector facilitates trade and migration, thereby raising productivity in other parts of the economy and directly contributing to the economic growth.
In another ten years, India is expected to have the second largest number of project management jobs in the world after China. Phenomenal growth in project management opportunities will largely be driven by economic expansion and infrastructure projects.
In what should have been a major story that was buried under other headlines, India achieved a significant milestone in its Digital India programme when 100,000-gram panchayats, or village councils, across the country were connected through a high-speed optical fibre network called BharatNet.
This Union Budget came against the backdrop of a raft of reforms, economic slowdown and fiscal stress. While the Budget proposals will incrementally contribute to economic expansion with its de facto elements of stimulus, the pace of growth will largely be due to factors outside the Budget.
A new Anderson Economic Group (AEG) analysis commissioned by the Project Management Institute (PMI) finds the project management profession will outperform total global job growth over the next decade, creating millions of new positions in India that pay highly-competitive wages.
In an exclusive, PP Chaudhary, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, says that the Centre is planning three IT and electronics regions, which will create direct employment opportunities for 12 lakh youths.
As IndiaÂ´s urban population goes up from 26 to 51 per cent in a decade, the need for upgrading urban infrastructure is most acute here. China has caught up in the past six years. Indian infra requirements include budget housing, road infrastructure, bridges, flyovers and underpasses to connect small towns to cities and then to the metros.