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Power distribution reforms

Power distribution reforms

Govt focus on mitigating cash-flow stress and reducing theft The Covid 19 pandemic led to rise in the distribution companies’ difficulties due to the initial fall in electricity demand from higher-paying commercial & industrial (C&I) customers, payment concessions and delay in cash collections. In such a scenario, a revamped reforms-based result-linked power distribution sector scheme...

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Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

The Major Port Authorities Act, 2020, is aimed at decentralising decision-making and infusing professionalism in the governance of 13 major ports. The act seeks to impart faster and transparent decision-making to benefit stakeholders and improve project execution capabilities by reorienting the governance model in central ports to the landlord port model in line with the...

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Opportunity Foreseen, Albeit Challenges

Opportunity Foreseen, Albeit Challenges

The metro rail network in India has sharply expanded over the last decade from about 116 km of operational and under implementation network in 2006 to about 425 km of operational and 700 km of under implementation rail network in the country.

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Enroute to Recovery

Enroute to Recovery

Logistics industry has always been an underdog and has not received the much-deserved attention yet. Though the sector is full of potential, it is yet to achieve optimal utilisation of resources.

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Cement demand up but profitability pressures continue

Cement demand up but profitability pressures continue

Even as demand for cement has picked up from Q3 FY2018 and the trend is expected to continue in Q4 FY2018, with the growth expected at around 5% in FY2018 and FY2019, expectation of higher petcoke, coal and diesel prices are likely to put pressure on the profitability margins and debt metrics of the cement companies in the coming quarters.

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