Infrastructure

Freight village in Varanasi

9/12/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Ministry of Shipping has approved the development of Rs. 156 crore freight village in Varanasi adjoining the Inland Waterways Terminal on River Ga ...

Mekedatu Dam project

8/12/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Context: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami recently wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to stop the process of a feasibility study for the ...

ExseedSAT1: India's first privately funded satellite

8/12/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Context: With the launch of ExseedSAT 1, Exseed Space has become the first Indian privately-funded startup to successfully send a satellite into space ...

India's heaviest communications satellite launched

6/12/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Context: India’s heaviest and most advanced satellite GSAT-11 was recently launched from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT- 11- ...

Govt releases Rs 113 crore to six border states

8/11/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The home ministry recently released Rs 113.36 crore to Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand under the Border Area Development P ...

Centre approves 1.12 lakh more houses under PM's housing scheme

26/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has approved construction of nearly 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, wi ...

Ease of Living Index

14/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released ‘Ease of Living Index’ of 111 cities. Highlights: Pune has ranked first while two more Maharashtra ...

Cabinet approves Special Package for Irrigation Projects

19/7/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 Minor Irrigation projects ...

Cabinet okays Bill on dam safety, makes 'owners' responsible

14/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has decided to bring a legislation on dam safety which will empower authorities to take regulatory action and lay down safety standards for ...

Credit enhancement fund

14/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In order to boost infrastructure financing, the central government is planning to set up a Rs 500-crore credit enhancement fund by next month. The 201 ...

Cabinet approves provision of mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Areas

26/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the " Universal Service Obligation Fund [USOF]” supported scheme to provid ...

Coastal Regulation Zone

22/4/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has framed a new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018. Features: Th ...

Ministry of Power joins hands with Skill India to support electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

27/3/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

Ministry of Power has joined hands with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states for speedy implementati ...

Infrastructure and Budget 2018-19

16/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Our country needs massive investments estimated to be in excess of Rs 50 lakh crore in infrastructure to increase growth of GDP – to connect and integ ...

Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project

31/1/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

India and the World Bank have signed a $100 million loan agreement to support Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project. This is expected to promote rur ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

14/1/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, State ...

North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme(NESIDS)

20/12/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of new Central Sector Scheme of “North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme” (NESIDS) from 2 ...

SAUBHAGYA Scheme

30/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) has been launched in Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rura ...

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS)

25/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and Indian Register of ...

India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ)

16/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Centre has given its nod for setting up India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Navi Mumbai. According to ...

First Investor of NIIF (National Investment and Infrastructure Fund)

19/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

First Investor of NIIF (National Investment and Infrastructure Fund) is Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) which brings in $1 bn. As part of the pa ...

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project

27/9/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Funds from a Japanese government loan will soon be utilised for the first time in the $100 billion, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. S ...

India’s first bullet train project

19/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe recently laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project in Ahme ...

Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana’ (SAUNI)

5/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind recently laid the foundation stone of ‘Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana’ (SAUNI) Phase-II Li ...

STPs to be constructed under Hybrid Annuity Model

3/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In the first-of-its-kind success, the creation and maintenance of sewage treatment infrastructure under Hybrid Annuity based PPP model has taken off, ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

19/8/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at a ...

Economic survey 2016-17: Industry and Infrastructure

15/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Industrial performance has shown a moderation from 8.8 percent during 2015-16 to 5.6 percent in 2016-17. Industrial growth as per Index of Industrial ...

DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit)

18/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In line with the Indian Railways ‘Solar Mission’ to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, Railways launched its first 1600 HP solar-powered DEMU (Diesel ...

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

17/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Department of Economic Affairs has signed an agreement with the NIIF for a ?20,000 crore contribution to the Fund. About NIIF: Infrastructure inve ...

New Programme launched by Indian Railways

14/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Railway ministry has launched various initiatives to bring entire Railway system on Integrated digital platform. RailCloud Cloud Computing is the emer ...

Thirty more Smart Cities

27/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Thirty more cities from across the country have been added to the Centre’s Smart Cities Mission, with a proposed investment of Rs.57,393 crore in vari ...

City Liveability Index

25/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Ministry of Urban Development has launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, ...

Sardar Sarovar Dam

22/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has given the final go ahead to the Gujarat government to close the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) gates, almost 56 years af ...

Safe Harbour Regime

11/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge ...

Infrastructure Investment Trusts

6/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The $668 million initial public offering of IRB InvIT Fund, India's first-ever infrastructure investment trust, drew a reasonably strong demand from i ...

Real Estate Regulatory Act, 2016 (RERA)

2/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Real Estate Regulatory Act, 2016 (RERA) is a landmark development in the history of the sector. The Act comes into force on May 1, 2017. Key provi ...

New Tagrets for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

28/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has sanctioned 1,00,537 more houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an ...

SAUNI Yojana

22/4/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Phase I of SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) project was recently dedicated to the Nation. This is the second milestone in the Rs 12,000 c ...

Multi-Modal Terminal

9/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The multi-modal terminal is an important component of the development of the National Waterway-1 from Varanasi to Haldia, a distance of 1390 km. NW-1 ...

National Transit Oriented Development Policy

8/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

To effectively address the emerging urbanization challenges, the Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a multi-pronged policy framework to p ...

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

15/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) plans to raise Rs 8,000 crore from various sources to fund projects worth Rs 16,000 crore for t ...

Rs 2,845 cr released under AIBP for irrigation projects

13/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Central assistance worth over Rs 2,845 crore has been released for various Extension, Renovation and Modernisation (ERM) irrigation projects under the ...

Indian Railways to rent out hill trains to private players

31/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Indian Railways will soon start leasing out its standalone passenger corridors and branch lines to private companies for operations and maintenanc ...

National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT)

1/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet approved the expansion of the mandate of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMIC-PITF Trust). It is ...

Centre plans dedicated fund for infra finance

21/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government has decided to set up a dedicated fund of Rs.10,000 crore to provide credit enhancement for commercially viable infrastructure projects ...

Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016

15/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. The bill aims to empow ...

Exclusive suburban tracks

13/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Indian Railways is planning to build exclusive rail tracks for suburban trains in a bid to ease congestion. At present, the Railways is running suburb ...

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016

2/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Union government has notified Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016. Highlights: In respect of the ongoing projects that have ...

Sagarmala funds flagship project

19/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

As part of promoting coastal shipping in the country under Sagarmala programme, the Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project f ...

Sagar Port Project

9/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Central Government has given in principle approval to a grant of Rs. 515 crores to make the development of the proposed Sagar Port project in West ...

Indian Bridge Management System

8/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

A major step was taken towards ensuring safety of bridges in the country, when Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched. IBMS is being deve ...

Infra pool to have separate funds for roads, clean energy

16/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government has tweaked the structure of the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF), which will now have two dedicated funds — one for road ...

Infra investment trusts

13/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

More than two years after markets watchdog SEBI had issued guidelines for infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs), the regulator has finally granted ...

Sagarmala Development Company (SDC)

5/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union government cleared a plan to set up Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) to provide equity support to port-led economic development projects, ...

Port-Rail Connectivity Projects approved under Sagarmala Programme

6/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Indian Railways is all set to provide a Rs 20,000 crore connectivity to boost to ports under the Sagarmala programme Railways will take up 21 port-rai ...

Torpid airports may convert into SEZs

26/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government is looking at converting some unused airports into special economic zones where aircraft leasing companies can park their planes and sh ...

Central Port Authorities Draft Bill 2016

13/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill The Central Port Authorities Act 2016 to replace the Major Port Trust Act, 1963 and Indian port act ...

AMRUT

29/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has approved an investment of over Rs 5,530 crore for providing basic infrastructure in over 110 cities across six states under AMRUT schem ...

Sagarmala port project

10/5/2016 | Geography | Infrastructure

National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) under the chairmanship of Sh. Nitin Gadkari has approved the national perspective plan on Sagarmala port proj ...

Real Estate Act comes into force

4/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The much awaited and widely acclaimed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 has come into force from May 1, 2016. As per the notification ...

Centre’s nod for NIMZ in Medak

27/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government has granted the final approval to the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at Zaheerabad in Medak district, Telangana. The ...

Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016)

18/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016) has been organized from April 14-16, 2016 at Mumbai, India. It is a maiden flagship initiative of the Ministry o ...

Road to Smart Cities not smooth

14/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Across the world, the stride of migration from rural to urban areas is increasing. By 2050, about 70 per cent of the population will be living in citi ...

Annual Target of Electrifying 7000 Villages Achieved

27/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Infrastructure

The government has achieved its annual target of electrifying 7000 villages during this (2015-16) fiscal year under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yo ...

Aviation Sector: Current Challenges and solutions

19/3/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Aviation sector in India seems to be doing well. Air traffic has grown at 14% over the last 10 years and India is expected to become the third largest ...

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015

14/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Infrastructure

Rajya Sabha has passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015. This bill aimed at protecting home buyers from real estate developers ...

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