In the flush, heady early years of Independence, as India committed itself to an import substitution industrialisation (ISI) strategy, planning and public sector enterprises were seen as the prime mechanisms to realise this vision.
Two high-profile infrastructure projects in Jammu and Kashmir have been hit by the crisis in the Mumbai-based Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).
On 28 April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country’s last village without electricity had been electrified. This is a stunning achievement and crowns a decade of efforts. But how does it compare to the rest of South Asia?
Thousands of people die on India’s notorious roads every year, and the number is rising. A multibillion-dollar plan to extend and improve the highway network promises to save lives. Unfortunately, companies behind the wheel may be guilty of some reckless financial driving.
The announcement last month that China and India are considering forming an “Oil Buyers’ Club” to counter the market power of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is proof that the run-up in oil prices this year, from $30 a barrel to $80, is happening in a very different context than spikes of the past.
The company anticipates a five-fold increase in battery-driven cars, says they could comprise more than 10 per cent of India’s total vehicles.
If a prize had to be given to the most effective ministers in the Narendra Modi government, with the focus on those in charge of what one might call the “executive” rather than “policy” or purely “administrative” ministries, the first would probably have to be given to Nitin Gadkari, the man in charge of road transport and highways.
Latest satellite imagery shows the river Brahmaputra disappearing into a 900 m underground tunnel in China. In what is perhaps the first evidence of a possible diversion project by China, latest satellite imagery shows a massive new dam on the Brahmaputra river — Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibetan — with an underground tunnel that seems to […]
Was the boiler explosion in the National Thermal Power Corporation’s Unchahar plant caused by a violation of safety norms?