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India’s Urban Renewal Initiative Only A Metro Success

India’s Urban Renewal Initiative Only A Metro Success

A Planning Commission member – Arun Maira – recently referred to the Rs 66,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) as a success. He was speaking in his…

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A Grid Failure Draws Attention To Chronic Shortages

A major grid power failure in India’s Northern Grid late Sunday (July 29, 2012) night affected at least 7 states badly. This in turn crippled services across the region, including…

Punjab & Haryana: How Green Was My State

Punjab & Haryana: How Green Was My State

The Green Revolution seems like a long time ago – actually that shouldn’t be surprising since it was 1963. Many studies have been done on how it spurred an agricultural…

Why Gujarat’s Urban Infrastructure Build Is As Real As It Appears

Why Gujarat’s Urban Infrastructure Build Is As Real As It Appears

Most visitors to Gujarat and particularly cities like Ahmedabad come back impressed with the sheer pace of change on-ground, particularly in infrastructure. The question many ask is: how much of…

India’s Top Green Spend States; Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh

India’s Top Green Spend States; Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh

Not that it might be a burning concern at this point but do you know which Indian states could lead the spending sweepstakes in tackling climate change and diminishing forest…

JNNURM Spin-Offs: Will The Punes & Nagpurs Be India’s Urban Darlings?

JNNURM Spin-Offs: Will The Punes & Nagpurs Be India’s Urban Darlings?

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) is a comprehensive effort by India’s central Government to improve urban infrastructure in creaking cities and towns.   IndiaSpend’s Prachi Salve follows…

How Bengal Lost An Opportunity To Change Its Economic Course

How Bengal Lost An Opportunity To Change Its Economic Course

When & where did West Bengal’s problems really begin? A question like this could spark off a plethora of tomes, debates & addas (intellectual gatherings) that might last, well, for…

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