Indias attempts at resolution and recovery of non-performing assets (NPA) must be viewed as an extension of the federal governments Clean India Programme, albeit with the difference that it involved the cleansing of the financial system, opined a panel of experts at a discussion on Managing NPAs: Resolution and Recovery at the Fourth Global Exhibition on Services (GES) on Thursday.
In an exclusive interview to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY, Debjani Chakrabarti, Director Highways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) elucidates some of the key funding strategies being utilised by India as a part of the country's ambitious Rs 7 trillion roads building programme.
For instance, out of the 111 identified National Waterways, 106 were conceived in 2016 alone. An assertive Nutan Guha Biswas, Chairperson, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is confident that the statutory agency will continue to exceed its performance in 2018.
In an exclusive interaction with INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY's Pratap Padode and Manish Pant, Kumar outlines the broad strategy that they, as providers of diversified energy-efficiency services, are implementing to radically alter the way energy is consumed in India and globally.
Prakash Kumar Chandraker, Vice President & Managing Director, Energy Business, Schneider Electric, says that expansion of digitalisation in the metro rail space will benefit their customer as it would substantially reduce their operation and maintenance (O&M) costs in terms of the quantum of support they need.
Chief of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited stakeholders to be part of the global body's March summit in large numbers. Together, with other members of the industry, he also lauded the ASAPP Info Global Group New Delhi seminar - organised for Anchor Electricals - to deliberate and address challenges in the area of solar technology.
Amber Dubey, Partner and India Head of Aerospace & Defence, KPMG feels that a tough relook is required at the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013, as it has made land acquisition for public infrastructure projects such as airports impossible.
Utilities will have to take intelligent decisions in terms of providing, managing and sustaining themselves in the wake of copious amounts of data that get generated by smart grids of the future. Analytics will play a fundamental role in grid asset maintenance and optimisation.