A FICCI-KPMG smart city knowledge report on Â‘Cybersecurity in Smart CitiesÂ’, has suggested a five-point action plan to enable smart cities to keep pace with the cybersecurity needs
RIL & Adani Group withdraw bid to acquire SKS Power Generation
Ahmednagar to soon have its first solar agri-feeder
Brookfield to Acquire KKR’s 50% Stake in Renewable Developer X-Elio
SCHOTT enters PPA with CleanMax for Wind Solar Hybrid Project
Power Grid Corporation receives 6 Special Purpose Vehicles from REC
Power Finance Corporation to receive Rs 165 cr loan from Japan’s JBIC
Delhi aims to meet annual electricity demand through solar power
BCCL signs 1st MDO contract for coking coal extraction
NTPC REL: Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy bags order
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
NLC establishes green energy joint venture with Assam Discom
GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha
2,000 MW renewable energy projects to be developed by Onix Group in UP
RBI grants IREDA the status of Infrastructure Finance Corporation
FICCI-KPMG Report suggests five-point action plan for cybersecurity needs
PPP Framework For Greenfield Smart City
In India, the Central and the State Governments have worked on a wide range of sectorsÃ¹including roads, ports, telecommunication, power, water supply, waste management, tourism, industrial infrastructure, SEZ, township development, and health on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
Center to push urban growth corridors
To effectively address the emerging urbanisation challenges, the Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a multi-pronged policy framework to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors.
Viability Gap Funding to support infrastructure projects worth Rs 2,750 crore
Viability Gap Funding, which has been provided a budgetary support of Rs 550 crore, will support projects worth Rs 2,750 crore towards infrastructure building in 2017-18. VGF was Rs 1,000 for the current fiscal.
Closed Mines | Eco Challenges
Mining is a temporary activity which involves intermediate use of land. Typically, the operating life of a mine lasts from a few years to several decades, depending upon the natural environment such as weather, soil and quality, excavation of resources mined through the mining, use and availability of land.
IndiaÂ´s Achilles heel is lack of spectrum
It is not unusual among developing countries, to find that Internet usage lags behind mobile take-up. India suffers in the sense that, as a huge country with significant usage of local languages, it relies primarily on terrestrial networks for delivery of service, which tend to be more expensive to provide than submarine networks.
Tribunal to be set up for faster resolution of PPP disputes
The government is planning to set up an independent tribunal for faster resolution of disputes relating to private sector partnerships and public procurement.
We donÂ´t have a benchmark. The government will have to start setting it
It seems the government has a few mega projects in hand. These really need to stand the test of time, and how the rollout is going to happen is going to be the single biggest challenge. The numbers are too big. They should get real in terms of achieving these numbers.
Regulatory framework for Mining, construction?
The government may soon come out with a separate transparent regulatory framework for construction, mining and earthmoving equipment sectors, according to media reports.
Hit by the HAMmer
The Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) unveiled with great fanfare earlier this year was expected to set off the next wave of award of PPP highway projects. The intent and purpose of introducing HAM, as a hybrid of EPC and BOT (annuity) formats, was noble and deserves to be lauded: to moderate risks faced by highway developers and to provide financial support during construction.