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TIME RIPE FOR Greenfield!

TIME RIPE FOR Greenfield!

A greenfield smart city is a clean-slate approach towards urban growth, something that helps prepare for a new future. Two main issues that need to be addressed today a comingofage population that needs employment, and a place for them to live while they work.

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Timely Fixes

Timely Fixes

Historically, infrastructure projects in India have been funded on a mix of debt and equity. The current trends suggest so. Over the past 15 days, as many as three initial public offerings-IRB, HUDCO and PSP Projects - have hit Dalal Street, raising more than Rs 6,000 crore, a testimony to the fact that the bond market is gaining pace after the 2008 turmoil.

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Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

Urbanisation is an inexorable process as far as India is concerned. The future of India's growth lies in its cities, and a large chunk of our GDP will come from urban centres.

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Urban Growth Corridors

Urban Growth Corridors

India is one of the fastest growing and most populated economies in the world. By 2030, the urban areas would contribute 75 per cent of India's GDP and house 590 million people, about 40 per cent of the population.

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Ease of doing business in India has assumed priority

Ease of doing business in India has assumed priority

Generally, projects that are bankable do not face problems in obtaining financing. Of course, there are issues relating to the sector exposure, promoter commitments, etc. But these are exogenous to issues of bankability and will need to be dealt with separately at a macro level.

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Second phase of GIFT after Vibrant Gujarat

Second phase of GIFT after Vibrant Gujarat

Yes, it is expected that several Dubai-based organisa¡tions are keen to develop the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) project. During the visit, we have met authorities of Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC) and Dubai Metro, with a view to develop GIFT City as a global financial hub.

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Gujarat govt to set up IFSC in GIFT City

Gujarat govt to set up IFSC in GIFT City

Gujarat government plans to set up an international financial services centre (IFSC) under Sections 18 and 55 of the SEZ Act on more than 268 acre land at the Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT City). The state government is awaiting the due-diligence approval of the ministries of commerce and finance for the IFSC. The IFSC would see financial transactions excl

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GIFT City – India's first financial hub

GIFT City – India's first financial hub

GIFT City is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the Indian infrastructure space and is being designed as a hub for the global finance services industry, writes Janaki Krishnamoorthi. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City ), a multi-service SEZ (Special Economic Zone) with dedicated center for financial services is under development in Gujarat.