India Infrastructure Report
The India Infrastructure Report (IIR) is an annual thematic report that reflects a central contemporary issue in infrastructure development. An outcome of the collaborative efforts of academics, researchers and experts, the IIR is an invaluable resource for policymakers, academicians and corporates.
India Infrastructure Report 2011
India's water future is in danger if current trends in its use continue
Three quarters of Indians live in water-stressed regions. The situation is worsening with growing demand and inefficient water usage while the availability of clean water is declining due to overexploitation of groundwater and pollution of water bodies. Climate change would exacerbate the problem. The widening water gap could have serious ramifications if the current trends in its use continues.
The IIR 2011 focuses on the rights–policy–legal–institutional framework and the dimensions of conflicts related to water sector, argues the need for a reorientation of public irrigation management, localized solutions and conservation of water resource, better coordination among institutions for planning and delivery of water services, and greater use of market mechanisms for better resource management. The report also looks into the techno-economic and regulatory aspects of water conservation.
The Report was released by Dr. Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission, Govt. of India at the Taj Mansingh, New Delhi on December 19, 2011.
India Infrastructure Report 2010
Infrastructure Development in a Low Carbon Economy
Rapid infrastructure build-up is essential to sustain India’s high economic growth. But infrastructure development has traditionally been carbon intensive. The challenge, therefore, is to build infrastructure with less carbon footprints without compromising poverty alleviation and energy security. This report therefore, focuses on issues and challenges of infrastructure development in a carbon smart way in keeping with India’s inclusive growth objectives. The Report was released by Shri Suresh P Prabhu, Member of United Nations Commission for Biodiversity & Land Use Change, and Former Union Cabinet Minister of Power; Environment and Forests; Chemicals and Fertilizers; Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India at the Taj Mansingh, New Delhi on October 20, 2010.
India Infrastructure Report 2009
Land – A Critical Resource for Infrastructure
This IIR focuses on land as a critical resource for infrastructure and examines its diverse facets viz. acquisition of land for infrastructure development and consequent involuntary displacement of people, resettlement and rehabilitation issues, land market distortions, institutional and regulatory impediments to urban land market development, land as a financing instrument, and possible solutions to address constraints. It was launched by Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, at the Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi, on July 24, 2009.
India Infrastructure Report 2008
Business Models of the Future
This report focuses on PPP growth models of the future in power, telecom, transport, commercial and urban infrastructure, and social infrastructure. The models highlight global best practices in PPP in these sectors with successful case studies from India and abroad.
India Infrastructure Report 2007
This report describes recent developments in rural infrastructure. Providing infrastructure facilities to half-a-million hamlets is a daunting task. In this context the report focuses on better governance to further improve rural infrastructure despite the diversity and constraints.
India Infrastructure Report 2006
This report focuses on regulation and industry structure and spells out an agenda of reform and privatization to improve the infrastructure's effectiveness, targeting, and efficiency.
India Infrastructure Report 2004
Ensuring Value for Money
This report, recognizing the limits of the paradigm for the government’s role in infrastructure, argues for an enhanced role for the private sector and end-users. It also outlines necessary initiatives from the government in the form of policy frameworks for public-private partnerships, and private financing initiatives for both publicly contracted infrastructure as well as privately financed and provided infrastructure.
India Infrastructure Report 2003
Public Expenditure Allocation and Accountability
This report focuses on regulation and industry structure and spells out an agenda of reform and privatization to improve the infrastructure's effectiveness, targetting, and efficiency.
India Infrastructure Report 2002
Governance Issues for Commercialization
This report focuses on one of the most fundamental building blocks of a reform agenda, namely, governance frameworks for commercialization.
India Infrastructure Report 2001
Issues in Regulation and Market Structure
This report focuses on the policies required to create an appropriate market structure for infrastructure provision and the regulatory framework this implies.