Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Infrastructure

Indian judiciary is crying for basic infrastructure. Here’s what Centre & states need to do

Infrastructural crisis at the Indian judiciary has a lot to do with political apathy that obstructs necessary transformation of a key arm of government.

Robust logistics is launchpad for $5-trillion economy. States must strengthen supply chains

Logistics Ease Across Different States, or LEADS ranking, can nudge states to undertake steps for reducing logistics cost and increase global competitiveness.

In deadly dry Bundelkhand, Ken-Betwa link finally seems real. But critics have questions, fears

One of India's most parched regions is finally set to get access to water, but 10% of tiger reserve will be submerged, while locals have questions on compensation for their land.

How Gati Shakti master plan has pulled ministries out of silos, is helping plan projects better

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, a Rs 100 lakh-crore project for developing infra, is increasing synergy across ministries, which is expected to speed up implementation.

How Uttarakhand’s pretty hill hamlets with blue skies & rolling greens became ghost villages

Distress migration a major issue in poll-bound Uttarakhand. The state came into existence in 2000 after it was carved out of UP with the objective of equitable growth of the hills.

FM Sitharaman has made a prudent choice in pushing capex instead of demand stimulus

The Modi government has given a boost to capital expenditure and announced several infra projects to pump-prime private investment and economic recovery.

Yes, 2021 is behind us, but there were good times to cheer, celebrate even in the bad times

As we bid good riddance to 2021, let’s not forget positives and steady progress in many areas, from Olympics to enterprise to welfare schemes and infrastructure.

India must build, re-build its courts for disabled. Judicial infra key to justice delivery

While the NJIC structure may overcome bureaucratic complications, the existence of experts from professional disciplines is a crucial element missing.

PM Modi unveils Rs 100 lakh cr Gati Shakti master plan to speed up infrastructure projects

Speaking at the event, Modi said Gati Shakti joins different departments for the 'coordinated development of projects' from road to railways, aviation to agriculture.

Infrastructure development comes with its casualties. Effective partnerships are key

By building trust and partnerships between national and local government, and the affected communities, we can find sustainable solutions.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.