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Rajasthan govt inks MoUs worth Rs 70,000 cr at Investors Meet

Tuesday, Sep 06, 2022

Rajasthan government has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 69,789.93 crore with various companies for its upcoming Invest Rajasthan 2022 Summit.

Govt initiatives to drive warehousing sector

Thursday, Mar 03, 2022

Warehousing and logistic sector is expected to grow further and attract investment on the back of the government’s plan to set up multimodal logistic parks and other initiatives to seamless connect urban transport.

Rajasthan govt gets investment commitment of over Rs 1,94,800 cr from Mumbai Roadshow

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

The Rajasthan government organised the Investors Connect Programme in Mumbai, with national partner, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to attract investments in the state across various sectors.

Speeding up infra with Gati Shakti - National Master Plan

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PM Gati Shakti, a ‘National Master Plan’ worth Rs 100 crore for multi-modal connectivity, on 13 October 2021.

Warehousing Industry - the sunrise sector post COVID-19

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

The warehousing industry plays a pivotal role in the Logistics sector, as it acts as a centre point and ensures smooth operations of the entire supply chain. With new technologies and the ever-growing online shopping, the warehousing industry has become t

National Hydrogen Mission: Making a greener choice for future

Thursday, Aug 26, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) on India’s 75th Independence Day, i.e. on 15 August 2021 stating that the aim is to make the country a global hub for the production and export of green hydrogen. Ind

CII organises conference on Self Reliance for Renewable Energy Manufacturing

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy organised the 2nd edition of Digital Conference and Exhibition on Self-Reliance for Renewable Energy Manufacturing on 15 and 16 July 2021.

Centre to disburse Rs 15,000 cr to states for capital expenditure in FY22

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Ministry of Finance, government of India, has decided to provide an additional amount of up to Rs 15,000 crore to states as interest-free 50-year loan for spending on capital projects.

National Conference on Road Infrastructure

Thursday, Apr 01, 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a national conference on Road Infrastructure-Creating Demand: Stimulating Growth on 25 March 2021.

Petrochemical sector gathers pace, many projects witness development

Friday, Mar 05, 2021

The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, has announced that the country is set to double its refining capacity for crude oil to 450-500 million tpa by 2030 from the current level of about 250 million tonne.

CII Real Estate Confluence 2021

Monday, Feb 22, 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with ANAROCK as knowledge partner organised the 3rd CII Real Estate Confluence on 17 and 18 February 2021.

IFAT India-Waste water management need of the hour

Monday, Dec 14, 2020

The event ‘waste water management need of the hour’, held on 9 December 2020, was jointly organised by IFAT India and Water Digest.

Tamil Nadu emerging as India’s top GLOCAL investment destination

Friday, Nov 20, 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tamil Nadu organised a virtual session on Tamil Nadu emerging as India’s top GLOCAL investment destination on 18 November 2020.

Centre announces Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 stimulus worth Rs 2.65 lakh cr

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020

Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman has announced 12 key measures as part of the government of India’s stimulus to the economy under Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0.

Multimodal Transportation - aiming towards last mile connectivity

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a digital conference on ‘Multimodal Transportation - aiming towards last mile connectivity’ on 29 September 2020.

E-Market opportunities for MSME in government

Friday, Sep 04, 2020

The CII Andhra Pradesh held an online session on new E-Market opportunities for MSME in the government, “E-Marketing Place: Connecting Business Globally”.

Madhya Pradesh boosts road infra with 45 highway projects worth Rs 11,427 cr

Tuesday, Sep 01, 2020

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 45 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh on 25 August 2020.

RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee keeps repo rate cut on hold, unveils liquidity & stimulus measures

Saturday, Aug 08, 2020

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 6 August 2020 announced several developmental and regulatory policy measures to enhance liquidity support for financial markets and other stakeholders.

Karnataka’s New Industrial Policy 2020-2025 to draw Rs five lakh cr investment

Saturday, Aug 01, 2020

The Karnataka State Cabinet on 23 July 2020 approved the New Industrial Policy for 2020-2025 that aims to attract Rs five lakh crore worth investments over the next five years, and create about two million jobs.

Atmanirbhar Goa: Empowering MSMEs for Self-Reliance

Friday, Jul 31, 2020

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and KAS with support of the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industries organised a virtual session on 28 July 2020, on Atmanirbhar Goa: Empowering MSMEs for self-reliance.

Mega boost for Haryana, new economic corridor projects worth Rs 20,027 crore launched

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020

In a major boost for the state of Haryana, new economic corridor projects worth Rs 20,027 crore were launched in the state.

Transforming Warehousing Industry in India

Monday, Jul 06, 2020

Knight Frank, a global real estate consultancy, organised a webinar, ‘Bridging the ‘Middle’ – Transforming Warehousing Industry in India’ on 3 July 2020.

Prime Minister launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to boost rural livelihood

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive employment-cum-rural public works campaign named ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in towns and villages witnessing a large number of returnee migrant workers.

Coal Sector Reform: PM launches auction of coal mines for commercial mining

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020

India witnessed a major reform in the Coal Mining sector which will boost other sectors such as Power, Steel, Aluminium, Fertilisers and Cement.

Ministry of Jal Shakti approves Action Plan for states under Jal Jeevan Mission

Friday, Jun 05, 2020

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), a Central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India.

Finance Minister announces government reforms & enablers across seven sectors (Part-V)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and last tranche of measures towards government reforms and enablers as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan on 17 May 2020.

Finance Minister announces structural reforms across eight sectors (Part-IV)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fourth tranche under special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore on 16 May 2020.

Centre announces measures to strengthen infrastructure, logistics & administrative reforms- Part-III

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a special economic and comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh crore -- equivalent to 10 percent of India’s GDP on 12 May 2020 under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

Centre announces measures to support migrants, farmers, small businesses (Part-II)

Friday, May 15, 2020

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the second tranche of measures under special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore on 14 May 2020.

Centre makes major announcements to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Prime Minister had called for a complete lockdown of the entire nation with effect from 25 March 2020 in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centre announces mega stimulus package worth Rs 20 lakh crore (Part-I)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a special economic package to bailout India’s economic crisis due to COVID-19 lockdown on 12 May 2020.

Rail Land Development Authority to redevelop two stations as world-class hubs

Monday, Apr 27, 2020

The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) is currently undertaking works to transform many railway stations across the country into world-class airport-like hubs.

Centre announces mega economic package to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, Mar 30, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a complete lockdown of the entire nation for 21 days with effect from 25 March 2020 in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

DefExpo 2020 sees signing of 200 MOUs

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

The 11th edition of DefExpo, a biennial military exhibition, was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5 to 9 February 2020.

India’s total installed power capacity crosses 368 GW as on 2019-end

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

The country’s total installed power capacity stood at 368.79 GW as on 31 December 2019.

National Infrastructure Pipeline worth Rs 102 lakh cr to spur economic growth

Friday, Jan 03, 2020

Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on 31 December 2019 unveiled a plan to invest Rs 102 lakh crore over five years to develop social and economic infrastructure to boost overall growth in India and help the economy reach the USD five trillion ta

Shift to BS-VI norms to create temporary hiccups in Automobile industry

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019

The Central government has decided to directly switch over from Bharat Stage (BS)-IV to BS-VI emission norms from 1 April 2020.

Thermal power plants face shut down as demand falls

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

A total of 133 thermal power units across the country were reported to have shut down due to lack of demand.

Union Cabinet approves Special Window fund to bailout real estate sector

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 6 November 2019 announced a Rs 25,000 crore Special Window for stalled real estate projects to revive the ailing sector and generate employment.

NHAI to revive BOT model, offers 950 km for tendering

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

In a bid to revive Public Private Partnership in highway projects, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified various stretches on pan-India basis which will be constructed through PPP Built Operate Transfer (Toll) Mode.

Mumbai Metro infra gets major boost, PM launches three Metro projects

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various Mumbai Metro projects, in line with the vision of ‘Mumbai in Minute’ on 7 September 2019.

Govt announces slew of measures to revive economic growth

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

In a move to revive the economic slowdown,Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures on 23 August 2019.

OALP: A Govt initiative to reduce dependence on energy imports

Friday, Aug 02, 2019

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the National Data Repository and Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) process under the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy of the government of India on 28 June 2017.

The conundrum of easing transportation in Mumbai

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

Mumbai got its first Metro corridor in June 2014 which runs from the western suburb of Versova to Ghatkopar in the east.

Thermal Power projects to hit roadblock, UPERC restricts to ink new PPA till 2022-end

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has barred state electricity distribution companies from signing any long-term PPA with coal-based thermal power plants till December 2022.

Moving towards green energy, BHEL’s solar portfolio crosses one GW mark

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) one of the largest power generation equipment manufacturers, has crossed the one GW mark in the solar photovoltaic portfolio.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 sees entrepreneurial spirit, 28,360 MoUs inked

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Shaping a new paradigm across various sectors and focusing on business and networking, the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 saw high entrepreneurial spirit as 28,360 MoUs were inked.

Mega project gets big push, all 16 packages awarded under Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

The ambitious super communication expressway, Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor connecting 10 districts of Maharashtra, has got a big boost.

Make in Odisha Conclave 2018: The juggernaut of opportunities

Friday, Nov 16, 2018

The state of Odisha recently concluded its second edition of Make in Odisha Conclave, a global investors’ meet which was held over a period of five days starting from 11 to 15 November 2018.

Uttarakhand’s maiden investors summit gets positive response

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Uttarakhand held its first-ever investors summit ‘Destination Uttarakhand: Investors Summit 2018’ in Dehradun.

Safeguard duty on solar panels: One step forward, two steps backward

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

The Union Ministry of Finance has notified the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) on 14 September 2018 of its decision to levy safeguard duty on solar panels imported from China and Malaysia.

Land allotment paves way for big anchor investors at DMICDC- Greater Noida

Friday, Aug 31, 2018

With land allocation to first three companies, work will now commence in full swing for one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in India, the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida.

Weak macros may affect India’s GDP numbers

Monday, Jul 23, 2018

The recent release of macro numbers could be worrisome for achieving economic growth targets for the next three quarters of FY19.

Government working to resolve stressed assets in power sector

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

To tackle the problem of financially stressed assets in the power sector the government had set up a Standing Committee under the Ministry of Power to examine the Stressed /Non-Performing Assets (NPA) in the electricity sector.

Ayushman Bharat scheme for healthy New India 2020

Friday, Jun 29, 2018

The Union Budget 2018-19 saw a major announcement of the country’s most ambitious health scheme -- Ayushman Bharat -- which will provide insurance cover for over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

New life for Kashmir valley - PM flags off work for Zojila Tunnel

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The valley of Kashmir is all set to get a new life with the upcoming new project ‘Zojila Tunnel’ which aims at providing connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh

Dholera: A futuristic industrial hotspot

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

The Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR), one among the seven special investment nodes conceptualised as the first Smart City of India, will be developed under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Phase-I.

GDP revival puts India back on front run

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018

India regained the status of the world’s fastest growing economies after recording an economy growth rate of 7.2 percent in the third quarter of 2017-18.

Grand schemes, but execution is the key

Friday, Feb 02, 2018

The Union Budget for 2018-19, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has scores of grand plans which will certainly help targeted groups and nudge the economy towards higher growth path.

Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 : 110 MoUs inked

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

With the underlying theme of ‘Bengal Means Business’, the fourth edition of Bengal Global Summit 2018 drew investment intentions worth Rs 2,19,925 crore.

Big boost for Guru Gobind Singh Refinery; EC granted for polymer addition project

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

HPCL-Mittal Energy (HMEL), a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Mittal Energy Investment which jointly owns and operates the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Bathinda, saw a major development in December 2017.

Major announcements: GO SWIFT portal launched, Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 dates announced

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

In a significant step towards facilitating ease of doing business in the state, the government of Odisha made major announcements during the 75th meeting of the SLSWCA held on 16 November 2017.

Industrial production growth eases to 3.8 percent in September

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of September 2017 eased to 3.8 percent as compared to a growth of five percent posted in the month of September 2016.

CII Invest North 2017 - Punjab unveils Industrial and Business Policy 2017

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017

The 6th edition of CII Invest North 2017 is a mega conclave wherein six Northern States - Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand showcased potential projects and sectoral opportunities for investment.

India on route towards 100 percent electric mobility by 2030

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

The Indian government and NITI Aayog have scripted an ambitious vision for ushering in e-mobility into the country and are aiming for sale of only electric vehicles by 2030.

Bharatmala road project: NHAI announces next three lots covering 9,980 km

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has set a target to construct 44 economic corridors across Mumbai-Cochin-Kanyakumari, Bengaluru-Mangaluru, Hyderabad-Panaji and Sambalpur-Ranchi under the Bharatmala project.

PM may gift India’s first bullet train on 75th year of Independence

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on 14 September, 2017 laid the foundation stone for India’s first high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Solar, wind power projects face tariff conundrum

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

At present, India has a total of 58,303.35 MW of renewable power, of which 32,508.17 MW comes from wind power, while solar energy accounts for 13,114.85 MW.

Fifty Metro projects chugging smoothly

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

The Union cabinet has approved a new metro policy making private participation a must. This is expected to expedite the pace of project execution.

MSRDC awards 22 road projects in a single day

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

On 15 July, 2017, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) made a one-of-its-kind announcement. A total of 22 road projects were awarded to various contractors.

1,926 new projects announced in Q1-FY18

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

The quarter saw announcement of 1,926 new projects worth Rs 2,90,426.1 crore.

A step ahead towards smart city: Incorporation of SPVs

Friday, Jun 30, 2017

The year 2015 saw launching of three mega urban schemes, viz. Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, and Housing for All in urban areas by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Host of railway projects benefit commuters of Maharashtra

Friday, Jun 23, 2017

In a massive boost for commuters of Maharashtra, railway projects worth over Rs 3,500 crore were launched on 3 June, 2017.

New plans for roads: A Project a day

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, headed by Nitin Gadkari, has come up with “a project a day” plan. The ministry has drawn up a list of 500 projects which will either be inaugurated or for which foundation stones will be laid.

Three years old Telangana sees positive growth

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017

Telangana, the youngest state in India, celebrated its third formation day on 2 June, 2017. The overall rank of the state in terms of project investment, which jumped from 11th to 9th in March 2016, remained at that level in March 2017.

India’s longest river bridge opens in Assam

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On 26 May, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadia Bridge, the country's longest river bridge built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra.

First-of-its-kind, 10 nuclear projects approved in one go

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the plans for construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR), on 17 May, 2017.

India Integrated Transport Logistics Summit 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

India Integrated Transport Logistics Summit (IITLS) 2017 was organised by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and NHAI in collaboration with CII and FICCI from 3 to 5 May, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

NTPC adds 3,320 MW of Fresh capacity in FY 2017

Friday, Mar 31, 2017

NTPC, India’s largest power company, engaged mostly into setting up and operating thermal power plants has successfully achieved the target of 50,000 MW set for the FY 2017.

After Grand Win, Time to deliver

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged the winner in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with a massive two-third majority after a span of 15 years.

Aero India 2017 - New Project Avenues

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

The largest aerospace and defence expo “11th edition of Aero India 2017” was held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, from 14 to 18 February, 2017.

Indian Railways – Road to recovery

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017

The Indian Railway Budget which used to be presented separately every year, was merged with the Union Budget this year.

Union Budget 2017-18

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017

The Union Budget for 2017-18, has put emphasis on rural and infrastructure spending to revive the rural demand.

Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

The third edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit 2017 (BGBS-2017) was held on 20th and 21st of January 2017 at Milan Melan Mela Grounds, Kolkata

Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

On concluding another edition of investors’ summit in Gujarat, investment analysts have once again raised the question on the benefits of such melas on actual projects investment.

Skies open further for Civil Aviation

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

The Civil Aviation sector has seen major reforms being enacted by the government in June 2016.

Coal auction commences

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

Coal India (CIL) has begun the process of giving coal linkages to customers on the basis of a transparent auction -- similar to telecom spectrum auctions -- on 10 June, 2016.

Power sector lighting up

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016

The Government of India is targeting 24x7 power supply for all by 2020.

Indian Hospitality Industry on Expansion Mode

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

With the standard of living in India rising, and the work-life culture of the people changing, the hospitality industry is on the uptrend.

UMPP, a quick way to meet the power gap

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) are launched to meet the growing electricity needs of our economy, achieve power at a low tariff, and to make swift capacity addition.

NDB BRICS loan to green power projects

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016

The per capita consumption of electricity in India is among the lowest in the world which is a sign of its underdevelopment.

After Highways Government eyes Ports for massive investment

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

India is the fastest growing major economy in the world and is slated to clock a GDP growth of 7.5 per cent in 2016-17, as per the RBI

New HELP to boost Oil output

Monday, Apr 04, 2016

The country currently faces a situation where oil and gas constitutes a major and increasing share of total imports.

Farmers to gain from 100% FDI in Food Processing

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

The Union finance minister in his Budget 2016-17, announced 100 per cent FDI through the FIPB route in marketing of food products i.e. multi-brand retail trading, provided they are produced and manufactured in India

BS-VI to check increasing carbon footprints

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016

Rising transportation activity is both a cause and an effect of India's rapid economic growth.

Reform Measures in Real Estate & Mining sectors

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016

The Budget Session of Parliament saw introduction of three major reform measures.

Metros to ease traffic in Indian cities

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016

Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is being developed across Indian metros to provide a fast, easy and comfortable commute through high-speed trains.

Real Estate Bill – Favouring Consumers

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 is pending before the Parliament and the government is hopeful that after discussion,

Hybrid Annuity Model to pepup PPP projects

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

The current government seems to be in a hurry to increase the length of highways across the country to 1.5 lakh km from the existing 1 lakh km in the next four years.

Make in India needs Infrastructure support

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Launched in 2014, ‘Make in India’ is a national programme designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.

PRAGATI for timely projects completion

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

The Prime Minister of India on 25th March 2015 launched an ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation).

AMRUT to rejuvenate Indian cities

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016

Indian Prime Minister on 25th June 2015 launched three major Missions to enhance the quality of urban living

Highways to be the torch bearer of investment in 2016

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Recently, the Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalising the PPP model of Infrastructure Development suggested ways to revive Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in infra projects.

UDAY to revive Discoms

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

The Union Cabinet, on 5th Nov 2015, gave its approval to a new scheme moved by the Ministry of Power - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna

Indian Aviation: Taking Flight towards the Future

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU signed between AAI and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise in Civil Aviation..

Indian Textiles on revival path

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016

In the recent years, Indian textiles sector saw considerable fall in production. Indian companies lost most of their foreign clients to Bangladesh textile companies.

Sagarmala Projects on the fore front

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

To rope in maritime states under the ambitious Sagarmala project that envisages port-led development to help lift India’s GDP growth

Solar projects gathering pace

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

The Union government has approved 27 solar parks having aggregate capacity of 18,418 MW in 21 States/Union Territories, as on 7 Dec 2015.

FY16 begins with bustle in power sector

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Indian power sector saw some significant developments in the first month of the fiscal 2015-16.

NHAI awards major projects in FY15

Monday, Apr 20, 2015

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) awarded several major projects in 2014-15, the majority of which were under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode.

Ease of Doing Business in India - So far, so good

Monday, Apr 06, 2015

The Modi government has set a goal to take India to the top 50 in the World Bank rankings on the ease of doing business.

Punjab, Telangana to get mega food parks

Monday, Mar 30, 2015

The Union ministry of food processing industries recently approved setting up of 17 mega food parks across 11 states.

The Iron Ore tumble: NMDC cuts prices

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015

Global iron ore prices have dropped to their lowest since 2009 amidst a supply glut and softening demand from China, the top importer of the mineral.

Union Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

The Union Budget 2015-16 was presented by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on 28 Feb 2015.

India’s SEZ conundrum

Monday, Feb 23, 2015

The government recently approved the applications of as many as 56 SEZ developers, including JSW Aluminium and Parsvnath SEZ, to surrender their projects.

A helping hand to infra projects in Mumbai

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, recently unveiled the ‘Mumbai Next’initiative to expedite the long pending infrastructure projects in Mumbai.

Mobile manufacturing in India: Uttar Pradesh taking the lead

Monday, Feb 02, 2015

The Uttar Pradesh government is facilitating infrastructure, ecosystem and incentives under various schemes to promote electronics manufacturing.

Japanese companies willing to “Make in India”

Monday, Jan 19, 2015

India is the preferred destination for Japanese manufacturing companies as per the FY2014 Survey Report on Overseas Business Operations released by the JBIC.

Projects migration forces Karnataka to become investor-friendly

Monday, Jan 12, 2015

The Karnataka government is all set to introduce the 'deemed approval' concept to help new projects.

Mormugao Port Trust’s expansion plan

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has projects worth over Rs 3,400 crore under various stages on implementation.

Six month old Telangana attracts mega projects

Monday, Dec 08, 2014

Telangana, which came into existence on 2 June 2014, has attracted fresh projex worth Rs 15,999 crore.

Cement projects worth Rs 10k cr announced as of Oct 2014

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

There is a clear upswing in the cement industry with fresh cement projects worth Rs 10,632 crore being announced in the current fiscal between April and October 2014

Delhi Metro to cross another milestone

Monday, Nov 03, 2014

With the execution of Phase-IV, the total length of the Delhi Metro network will go up to 434 km, making it the third largest metro network in the world.

Mega projects worth Rs 55K cr completed in April-Sept 2014

Monday, Oct 20, 2014

Mega projects worth Rs 55,148 crore were completed in the first half of the current fiscal, 2014-15, including the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line in Mumbai .

Completing pending railway projects – A mammoth task

Monday, Oct 13, 2014

The Railway Ministry is likely to spend Rs 10,000 crore in four years to complete 30 high-priority railway projects.

Make in India – Turning India into a manufacturing hub

Monday, Sep 29, 2014

The Make in India campaign was launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 25 September 2014, with an aim to turn India into a manufacturing hub.

India-China: Partners in Infra, manufacturing investments

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

During Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit, China announced $20 billion investment plans in India over the next five years

Andhra Pradesh – India’s next electronics hub

Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Andhra Pradesh is set to be an electronics hub, with the state government coming out with an ambitious electronics policy.

Odisha strives to kick start mega projects

Monday, Sep 08, 2014

The Odisha government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that most of the mega projects the state attracted, are executed in time.

New Projects - Northeast in Centre’s Radar

Monday, Sep 01, 2014

The Central government has recently come out with a slew of initiatives to upgrade the infrastructure facilities in the northeast region.

The rise of India’s e-commerce industry

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

The e-commerce industry in India is increasingly emerging as a preferred sales channel for businesses.

India’s Urea production gears up for revival

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

India’s Urea production is set to get a major boost following the NDA government’s efforts to revive the closed units on one hand, and to encourage setting up of new capacities on the other.

NDA sets Infra targets for FY15

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

To kick start the project investment in the infrastructure sector in India, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, recently met secretaries of infrastructure ministries to set targets for 2014-15 and to identify key projects.

Airport projects get fillip under new government

Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Airport infrastructure has received a boost under the new government with several new projects being proposed across the country

Madhya Pradesh close to be self reliant in power

Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, recently claimed that the state would be self reliant in power over the next four years, and even supply power to others.

Modi’s 100 smart cities

Monday, Jul 21, 2014

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision of building 100 smart cities, is expected to change the urban landscape of India significantly.

Union Budget 2014-15 Highlights: Boost to infra, real estate and manufacturing

Friday, Jul 11, 2014

The Union Budget 2014-15 stayed clear of major hike in tax rates and instead focused on rejuvenating confidence of investors.

Union Budget 2014-15: Industry Wishlist

Monday, Jul 07, 2014

Union Budget 2014-15 will be presented by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on 10 July 2014

NDA govt's first month signals projex revival

Monday, Jun 30, 2014

Proactive decisions from the BJP led NDA government in the first 30 days, have succeeded in evincing positive response from India Inc.

High Speed Rail in India, still a distant dream

Monday, Jun 23, 2014

Talks of building India’s first high speed rail line have gained momentum recently with the BJP-led NDA government coming to power.

Stalled projects - Private Sector awaits a helping hand

Monday, Jun 16, 2014

The NDA government has taken up reviving stalled projects as one of its priority jobs. What is now required is solid action...

Maharashtra Additional Budget: 2014-15

Monday, Jun 09, 2014

The Maharashtra finance minister, Ajit Pawar presented the additional budget for 2014-15 on 5 June 2014.

BHEL expanding its footprint in solar power

Monday, Jun 02, 2014

BHEL is expanding its presence in the solar power equipment industry by setting up a solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing plant at Sakoli, Maharashtra.

Priorities for the new government

Monday, May 26, 2014

The BJP-led NDA has been voted to power with a resounding majority in the just concluded general elections. We have listed the crucial matters the government should look into on priority basis.

India’s factory output suffers first disintegration after over 30 years

Monday, May 19, 2014

India’s factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), contracted by 0.1 per cent in 2013-14, owing to the contraction in manufacturing and mining output.

Project Monitoring Group fast tracks Rs 5.2 lakh crore investment

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Project Monitoring Group, which was set up to facilitate clearance of mega projects, was successful in clearing around 153 mega projects with an investment of around 5.2 lakh crore.

Indian states wooing investment through Chinese Industrial Park

Monday, May 05, 2014

The possibility of China setting up industrial parks in India is being explored since the last few years, with the objective to attract Chinese investment in India.

SC allows iron ore mining in Goa ... but no quick relief to miners

Monday, Apr 28, 2014

The SC lifted an 18-month old ban on iron ore mining in Goa, though it will take some time before the companies can resume mining in the state.

Chennai Metro rail project boosts fresh projex in Q4 of FY14

Monday, Apr 21, 2014

The Chennai Metro Rail Corridor Phase II project which was announced in February 2014, was the largest project reported in Q4 of FY14.

Multi-brand Retail FDI: Caught between politics and policies

Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Political differences and stringent policy conditions have hampered FDI in multi-brand retail in India.

Indian Manufacturing sector showing signs of recovery

Monday, Apr 07, 2014

India’s manufacturing sector has shown some signs of recovery in March 2014, with positive growth in macro-economic indicators.

12,500 MW power capacity commissioned in India in FY14

Monday, Mar 31, 2014

India saw a new power generation capacity of over 12,500 MW being commissioned in 2013-14, with mega projects being commissioned by Adani, NTPC...

JNPT fast tracks port projects

Monday, Mar 24, 2014

JNPT awarded the much delayed fourth container terminal project to Singapore’s PSA International in February 2014...

Tata Power bagged the largest project order of 2013-14

Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Tata Power secured the largest project order of FY14, with an order value of Rs 10,240 crore. FY14 saw a total of 2251 orders & contracts being awarded ....

India’s Upcoming Industrial Corridors

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

In a bid to transform India into a global manufacturing hub, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project was launched by the Union government in 2006.

Maharashtra signs thirty two MoUs to boost manufacturing sector

Monday, Mar 03, 2014

The Maharashtra government signed MoUs with 32 companies in February 2014 for setting up manufacturing projects in the state.

Telangana bifurcated from Andhra Pradesh as India's 29th State

Monday, Feb 24, 2014

With the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization bill or the Telangana Bill by the Lok Sabha, India’s 29th state — Telangana — was officially established.

Interim Budget 2014-15 provides for Rs 5.5 trillion of plan expenditure

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram has presented the Interim Budget 2014-15 with an estimated plan expenditure of Rs 555,322 crore.

2G spectrum auction: Smiles for Government, worries for Telcos

Monday, Feb 17, 2014

The 2G spectrum auction, conducted in February 2014, bought in a total revenue of Rs 61,162 crore for the government.

‘One Nation – One Grid’…Almost

Monday, Feb 10, 2014

The southern grid was synchronously integrated with the rest of the national grid on 31 December 2013.

JNNSM Phase-II solar auction gets strong response from promoters

Monday, Feb 03, 2014

The 750 MW JNNSM Phase-II, Batch-I auction has received an overwhelming response from domestic and foreign solar project promoters.

Capex Incentives extended for Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand

Monday, Jan 27, 2014

CCEA gave its approval for the extension of Special Package of Industrial Incentives for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Environment Ministry on a project clearance spree

Monday, Jan 20, 2014

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests has gone on a project clearance spree in a bid to revive investor sentiment.

Mega Power Policy Amendments: Relief to power developers

Monday, Jan 13, 2014

Mega Power Policy was amended by the CCEA as a move to provide an impetus to the promoters of mega size power projects...

DMIC project gets Japanese financial boost

Monday, Jan 06, 2014

The DMIC project has received a major financial boost with the Japanese govt. agreeing to liberalise the terms of the STEP loans.

Roadways developers to get a breather soon

Monday, Dec 30, 2013

The Roadways sector is set to see a major breakthrough as the Union Government is likely to finalise a policy on rescheduling of ...

Indian Railways awaits FDI boost

Monday, Dec 23, 2013

Indian Railways, which has been facing severe financial constraints in recent times, has shown its willingness to accept FDI...

Andhra government fast tracks irrigation projects

Monday, Dec 16, 2013

The Andhra Pradesh government has put several irrigation projects on the fast track ahead of the imminent split of the state.

Indian ports making headway towards capacity expansion

Monday, Dec 09, 2013

Indian ports are making some progress towards their capacity expansion plans with the Shipping Ministry awarding 13 projects...

Powering India with Nuclear Power Plants

Monday, Dec 02, 2013

Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity.

Highway projects moving at snail’s pace in FY14

Monday, Nov 25, 2013

FY14 has failed to bring any respite to the Indian roadways sector, with MORTH set to miss project awarding target...

Navi Mumbai International Airport stalled by PAPs

Monday, Nov 18, 2013

The stalemate surrounding the Navi Mumbai International Airport project continues even after the recent attempts to kickstart the project.

Telecom Commission paves way for spectrum auction

Monday, Nov 11, 2013

Telecom Commission made recommendations on a slew of pending issues, paving way for the upcoming 2G spectrum auction.

Project investment lull continues in Apr-Sep 2013

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013

The first half of 2013-14, April-September, has seen further erosion in fresh project investment.

Indian Automobile industry facing acute slowdown

Monday, Oct 28, 2013

The Indian automobile industry is facing acute slowdown mainly due to the current economic scenario.

Infrastructure status, a silver lining for hotel industry

Monday, Oct 21, 2013

Hotel projects were included in the Ministry of Finance’s harmonised master list of infrastructure sub sectors in October 2013.

Central and State policies to boost Indian Textile sector

Monday, Oct 14, 2013

The ailing textile sector in India got a major boost this year with a slew of policies announced by the Central as well as state governments.

NELP-X to be launched soon. Will it find enough buyers?

Monday, Oct 07, 2013

NELP-X will be launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in January 2014.

Unsteady road ahead for Odisha, Tamil Nadu UMPPs

Monday, Sep 30, 2013

The bidding process for the Odisha and Tamil Nadu UMPPs was kick started by the PFC in September 2013.

DMIC, a game changer in infrastructure investment

Monday, Sep 23, 2013

The DMIC Trust approved nine projects entailing an investment of Rs 1.2 lakh crore in September 2013.

UltraTech Cement taking the lead

Monday, Sep 16, 2013

UltraTech Cement certainly took the lead in the Indian cement industry by acquiring Jaypee Cement Corporation's Gujarat Cement unit.

What caused Rupee plunge, Internal or External factors?

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

Rupee value turned volatile in forex markets since May 2013, registering sharp depreciation against major foreign currencies.

Land Acquisition Bill passed, but Indian Investors fear cost escalation

Monday, Sep 02, 2013

The recently passed Land Acquisition Bill is expected to have a tremendous effect on the investment scenario in India.

India Inc. gearing up for a season of mergers and acquisitions

Monday, Aug 26, 2013

The prevailing policy paralysis and inordinate delays in clearing projects has made Indian companies to go for acquisition of existing assets in India and overseas.

Telangana, uncertainty to linger on for a while

Monday, Aug 19, 2013

UPA Govt.’s decision to carve Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh has received mixed reactions.

Indian airports privatisation, waiting for take off

Monday, Aug 12, 2013

Six Indian airports have been put on the fast track for privatisation by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant nearing completion

Monday, Aug 05, 2013

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit-I will reach its maximum capacity of 1,000 MW in November 2013.

Barmer refinery of HPCL closer to reality

Monday, Jul 29, 2013

HPCL's refinery-cum-petrochemical complex project in Barmer is getting closer to reality as the Union Cabinet is set to approve the project.

ArcelorMittal steel projects in India remain non-starter

Monday, Jul 22, 2013

ArcelorMittal scrapped its plans to set up a steel plant in Odisha citing land acquisition and iron-ore linkage issues.

Delayed Tendering stunts Indian Port Expansion plans

Monday, Jul 15, 2013

Ports in India are stuck with delayed projects as a number of major project tenders have collapsed.

Indian Highway construction to be regulated

Monday, Jul 08, 2013

Indian highways sector may soon get a regulator, as stated by the Finance Minister in his budget speech for 2013-14

SEZ Policy - Licence for land grabbing?

Monday, Jul 01, 2013

The SEZ policy may soon be a thing of the past as the government is mulling over scraping the SEZ policy.

Uttarakhand Infrastructure Ravaged by Natural Disaster

Monday, Jun 24, 2013

Uttarakhand was struck with disaster due to the merciless cloudburst and subsequent flash floods which ravaged the state.

Captive coal blocks produced more scams than coal

Monday, Jun 17, 2013

Union Coal Ministry, in June 2013, issued 23 more show-cause notices to Captive coal block allottees asking them to give reasons for delay in development of coal blocks allocated to them.

FDI Inflows second lowest in the last six financial years

Monday, Jun 10, 2013

FDI inflows into India contracted by 38 per cent to $22.42 billion in 2012-13 compared with $35.12 billion in 2011-12

Indian economy grows at decade low rate

Monday, Jun 03, 2013

The Indian economy is assessed to have expanded 5 per cent during the fiscal 2013, the slowest pace over the decade.

West Bengal - Projex Plans of Trinamool Congress Government

Monday, May 27, 2013

The All India Trinamool Congress completed two years of governance in West Bengal on 20 May 2013.

Tamil Nadu – Projex Plans of AIADMK Government

Monday, May 20, 2013

The AIADMK on completion of two years of governance in May 2013 announced some of the key projects taken up by the state govt. in the last 2 years.

Odisha’s Steel and Power projects MoUs extended

Monday, May 13, 2013

Odisha Government’s STF for steel has recommended a two-year extension of MoU signed for 11 steel projects and 6 IPPs in the state.

Dedicated Freight Corridor set on fast track

Monday, May 06, 2013

The Dedicated Freight Corridor project has picked up pace since the beginning of 2013.

Falling markets undither auto majors expansion plans

Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Despite a 6.7 per cent fall in annual car sales in 2012-13, market leaders like Maruti, Honda and Ford have not curtailed their expansion plans.

Bharat Petroleum targets 47.5 MT capacity by 2017

Monday, Apr 22, 2013

BPCL has drawn up Rs 32,500 crore expansion plans to increase its refining capacity from the current 30.5 million tonne per annum to 47.5 million tpa by 2016-17

Real Estate India: Affordable housing a key to growth

Monday, Apr 15, 2013

The luxury segment of the Indian Real Estate sector, recorded a healthy growth in the first three months of 2013.

NTPC, Conventional power generation to non-conventional generation

Monday, Apr 08, 2013

NTPC, India’s largest thermal power generation company, is moving into non-conventional power sector in a major way.

Visakhapatnam Port opens bids on three projects

Monday, Apr 01, 2013

Visakhapatnam Port Trust commenced the finalisation process of bids for three projects

Jindal Steel on an expansion path

Monday, Mar 25, 2013

Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) will invest Rs 24,000 crore in two phases to increase the capacity of its Raigarh steel plant in Chhattisgarh by seven million tpa (tonne per annum).

Welspun Energy emerging as the largest player in Solar Power

Monday, Mar 18, 2013

Welspun Energy commissioned its 50 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Jodhpur Rajasthan on 12 March 2013.

Coal India: Unable to cope with the Demand

Monday, Mar 11, 2013

Coal India Limited (CIL) has set a production target of 492 million tonne for 2013-14.

Budget India 2013-14: Highlights

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

The finance minister has peppered his 8th Budget with some measures to please all sections of the society.

Budget 2013-14: Expectations of India Inc.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Will Mr. Chidambaram's Budget meet the expectations? Wait till 28 Feb 2013.

Project Investment entangled in Forest and Environment labyrinth

Monday, Feb 18, 2013

Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has given approval for three Hydro power projects.

POSCO India mired in Land issues

Monday, Feb 11, 2013

POSCO India’s mega steel project in Orissa is mired in land acquisition issues. POSCO and Orissa government had signed an MoU for the project way back in 2005.

Wind Energy in India: Suzlon Turbines on the move

Monday, Feb 04, 2013

Suzlon Energy, India’s largest Wind Power turbine supplier, was in the news not once but twice in the last week of January 2013.

IKEA gets FIPB Nod

Monday, Jan 28, 2013

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approved Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA’s revised Rs 10,500 crore investment proposal to set up 25 retail stores in India.

Sun shines on Gujarat

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

Gujarat is the first state to permit private developers to set up rooftop solar plants in the state. Karnataka followed. In Dec 2012, IREDA awarded 67 solar PV projects with a total capacity of 77.8 MW under the first phase of the National Solar Mission.

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