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Port traffic up 6.34 per cent during April-May

Port traffic up 6.34 per cent during April-May

Port traffic was up 3.3 per cent in May, against 9.73 per cent during April and 1.1 per cent in May a year ago. Haldia recorded 15 per cent decline,…

From ideas to implementation

India has resources and ideas but now there is need to focus on productivity and implementation, said Dr. Subir Gokarn, Director of Research, Brooking India, and Senor Fellow, Brooking Institutions,…

T&D to drive the Indian LV switchgear market

T&D to drive the Indian LV switchgear market

Investment in the construction, utilities and renewable energy sectors is driving the Indian low voltage switchgear market. With the residential segment witnessing robust growth to meet the rising demand for…

Solar installations down in 2014

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2014 totalled 883 MW, down 12 per cent compared to 1,004 MW installed in 2013. Mercom’s 2015 forecast is unchanged at approximately 1,800 MW…

Land Acquisition Act will kick-start stalled projects

The decision to amend the Land Acquisition Act to make it less difficult for implementation indicated the government’s willingness to undertake bold reforms for development, Dr. Jyotsna Suri, President, Federation…

Road projects race ahead as GoI steps on gas

A study by CRISIL Research, India’s largest independent research house, on the status of road projects awarded in the last fiscal shows an unprecedented pickup in execution amid a proactive…

FDI in construction is a progressive move

The government has eased foreign direct investment norms for the construction development sector. This is a positive move from the Modi government which will, no doubt, pave the way for…

DoF to approach EGoM for gas to fertilizer projects

DoF to approach EGoM for gas to fertilizer projects

The petroleum ministry has asked the department of fertilizers (DoF) to seek direction from Empowered Group of Ministers regarding gas availability for the existing and upcoming fertilizer plants. Further, it…