The government-appointed committee is expected to come out with its recommendations soon on the usage of surplus domestic coal from captive mines. The committee is headed by the Planning Commission Member BK Chaturvedi. The Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that the Chaturvedi-headed committee will come to a consensus quite quickly.
With an aim to put more emphasis on water conservation the government chalks out plan to create state level regulator for water. The said regulator will be in charge to manage stress of future water requirements, said a senior Planning commission official.
The Planning Commission is working on what the new Dispute Resolution Bill should contain. Based on a briefing of Infrastructure Today's round table discussion on Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure (see lead story), Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India,
Planning Commission DeÂputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal discussed options for funding crucial railway projects. The rail ministry feels the need to raise its own resources to fund these projects. Steps to raise funds could include an across-the-board increase in railway fares, reports suggest.
FICCIâ€™s infrastructure summit in New Delhi, marked by large participation from all sectors, did not witness remarkable announcements, but for the reiteration that infrastructure is likely to miss the 11th Plan target by more than 10 percent.How do we make banksâ€™ infrastructure lending more long term with less mismatches? Well, create solutions outside bbanks, says Planning Commissionâ€™s high profile Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Inaugurating the India Infrastructure Summit 2011