With projects off the ground, the recently held summit focused on transportation, PPP, planning future cities, water and wastewater, IoT and energy.
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
NLC establishes green energy joint venture with Assam Discom
GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha
2,000 MW renewable energy projects to be developed by Onix Group in UP
RBI grants IREDA the status of Infrastructure Finance Corporation
Government to fund green energy conversion of state-run refineries
Powergrid will issue bonds to raise up to Rs 9 billion
Domestic aluminum players need to invest to meet net0 target
Ahmedabad leads the way in solar energy use with 34,794 users
MAY 2023: Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project
Govt floats tender to procure gas-based plants
US federal agency funds methane capture project India
Govt successfully bids out 29 coal blocks for commercial mining
Power Grid Corporation board to raise Rs 900 cr via bonds
4th Smart Cities Summit 2017
The institutional mechanism to handle wastewater has failed
There are a variety of challenges in water and wastewater management. One of the major issues is that of the widening demand-supply gap in the water sector as well as treatment of wastewater.
3rd Smart Cities Summit 2016
It was a day-long event that witnessed participation from over 70 distinguished speakers and a high-powered, 50-member Smart Cities Trade Mission led by Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Commerce.
The precious undervalued commodity
More than 100 thousand cubic km of water falls on the face of our mother earth every year as precipitation, and this huge quantity will be, in a manner of speaking, adequate to meet everyoneÂ´s needs - but for the fact that some of it cannot be captured, and some of it falls where it is not needed.
SPML Infra to raise funds
SPML Infrastructure is evaluating options to raise funds by divesting stake in hydro power and road assets. It is also planning to raise up to Rs 1 billion through the QIP.
PPP and water management still don't jell
Private players have been shying away from PPP in water management due to lack of transparency in the system, longer gestation of return on investment and above all RoI is much lower compared to other infrastructure projects. With upsurge in economic activities and rapid growth in urbanisation, proper water management system has to be in place. According to a recent PwC report, almost 590 million people are expected to live in Indian cities by the year 2030.
Fulfilling today without compromising tomorrow
India's water situation has deteriorated alarmingly, so conventional measures to augment water levels are not enough. As the world moved this year closer to making water infrastructure a sustainable activity, India lags behind.