Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Infrastructure

Morbi bridge dents not just the Gujarat model. It’s an infrastructure hole India can’t unsee

Incidents like the Morbi tragedy reinforce the Western world’s longstanding prejudice that India is crumbling with its creaking infrastructure and teeming population.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.