Two of the most crucial UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000, were to halve the numbers of those in the world without drinking water and sanitation by 2015.
The meandering course of the Indian ports sector, the backbone of the countryÂ´s trade and commerce, has long been raising alarms. There are no two views about the importance of ports and their contribution in sustaining the growth and development of the economy.
Land Acquisition for major economic projects has shot to national attention lately and captured media space and informed discourse. DK Ojha explains the salient features of the new Land Acquisition Act and recommends that land requirement should be indicated in advance for speedier implementation.
Can governments effectively control over the private sector and ensure foolproof PPP project planning and delivery? The environment community has a reason to say I-told-you-so. More people (estimated over 5,500) have died in the Uttarakhand disaster than in the 9/11 attacks.
Pankaj Malviya describes the first ever PPP project with the Indian Railwaysâ€”the Pipavav Railwayâ€”connecting the privately owned Pipavav port by rail to its biggest hinterland, the North. Predictably, this route is the epitome of modern practices and profitability.