Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2018

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By: Ramesh Vaidyanathan, Laxmi Joshi and Probal Bose

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Budget 2017: “Big Bang” on Infrastructure

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By: Ramesh Vaidyanathan

The budget has been big bang as far as infrastructure is concerned, as is evident from the increased allocation for the sector. The sizable government spend on this sector is expected to have a multiplier effect in kick-starting consumption and increasing economic activity. Some of the specific initiatives proposed are the following:

International Solar Alliance Agreement

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By: Ramesh Vaidyanathan and Neil Lopez

India had recently ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement. The ISA Agreement seeks to create a global alliance between nations to promote solar energy by formulation of various policies and programmes.

The ISA aims to bring at least 120 solar rich nations situated in the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, known as sunshine countries, on a common platform to facilitate research and development of efficient solar technologies. Apart from countries such as Brazil and France, it has international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank as members. Even non-sunshine countries such as the USA and UK have expressed interest in joining