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100 smart cities across India: a project too ambitious?

100 smart cities across India: a project too ambitious?

Apr 22, 2015

This is the first article of our research study “Smart cities and sustainable transport”. Download the full report here! In his budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley said that “unless new cities are developed to accommodate the burgeoning number of people, the existing cities would soon become unliveable.” Modi wants to build over a...

When Modi’s smart cities initiative will be launched?

When Modi’s smart cities initiative will be launched?

Apr 13, 2015

Narendra Modi believes that to combat the growing urbanisation, traffic congestion and decreasing environmental and life quality, the ‘Smart city’ concept will be the way forward. The PM is busy wooing foreign investors and IT companies to help overcome fiscal constraints.     Prime Minister Modi had promised a hundred smart cities to transform the...

The benefits of falling petrol prices for the Modi Government

The benefits of falling petrol prices for the Modi Government

Jan 22, 2015

Since June 2014, worldwide oil prices have fallen an incredible 60%, to their lowest since the depths of the global recession in 2009. While this is having a negative effect on numerous oil companies’ economic models and profits and oil-producing countries, it is indisputably good news for lots of other governments around the world, including India’s new...

Increase in coal production through private firms

Increase in coal production through private firms

Jan 21, 2015

This article discusses how the government is planning to increase coal production in India by letting private firms build and operate railway links between coal mines and building projects.   Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world’s largest coal miner, is allowed to fund construction of a large rail network connecting the coalfields of India. For this, CIL would...

Environment management wing for Railways

Environment management wing for Railways

Jan 17, 2015

This article discusses the newly constituted Environment Management Directorate introduced by recently appointed Railways minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu. The article talks about the various measures he plans to introduce in order to make the Railways more environmentally friendly.   Continuing with a series of new ideas and initiatives, the Railway Ministry...

Indian Auto Industry Initiaves in 2014

Indian Auto Industry Initiaves in 2014

Dec 31, 2014

The Indian auto industry continues to develop innovative, green practices to embrace sustainable mobility for the future. Events such as Michelin’s Challenge Bibendum identified global obstacles to achieving improved transportation with minimal negative impact on the environment.   With the environment facing threats from different quarters, the auto...

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