PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240Megawatt UriII Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of the...
  • Lok Sabha passes amended Land Bill; Judicial Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, has been passed by the Lok Sabha with amendments while the Rajya Sabha passed the Judicial Appointment Bill. The Upper House passed Constitutional Amendment Bill...
  • Flat to every slum dweller in Delhi if we come to power: BJP August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Vying to return to power in the national capital after 15 years, Delhi BJP on Sunday promised to provide flats to each and every family living in over 600 slum clusters if it wins the assembly polls slated for November. Addressing a 'JhuggiJhopri' convention at Talkotara stadium organised...
  • Metro projects in PPP model never succeeded: Sreedharan September 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: India's metro man E Sreedharan on Friday said the publicprivate partnership (PPP) model in implementing metro projects has not been a success anywhere across the world. Two metro projects are coming up under PPP model at Hyderabad and Mumbai. Sreedharan, principal advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said Hyderabad has the good...
  • Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh defends role for govt July 19, 2012

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has defended his decision to retain a role for the government in land acquisition for Public Private Partnerships. "If you are going to leave everything to private purchase it is the small land owner and livelihood losers who are going to be badly affected,"...
  • How the Land Acquisition Bill will impact farmers June 19, 2012

    Passing through Bulandshahar, a rapidly urbanising district in Uttar Pradesh known for its rustic politics and dairying, this reporter chanced upon a group of farmers sitting in protest outside a newly constructed apartment. The farmers occupied a tent that was erected outside the apartment complex. Their complaint was that they were...
  • The Indian Army's largest publicprivate partnership April 9, 2012

    Four companies are battling for the largest ever publicprivate partnership project to build a light armoured carrier for the Indian Armythe Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). The Army needs about 2,600 such vehicles over 20 years. All four biddersTata Motors, Mahindra Defence Systems, L&T and the governmentowned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)have...
  • Centre to modernise all ports in India: Union Minister March 10, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: The Centre has proposed to modernise all the ports in the country to increase the overall capacity of Indian ports to 3,230 million tonnes by 201920 from the present 936 million tonnes, Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan on Friday said. He said an investment of Rs 2.77...
  • Bangalore seeks partners, must help in development August 8, 2007

    Bangalore: College student Vinutha dreads taking buses in Bangalore. There are not enough buses, they are always crowded and they are never on time. I have to wait for more than 30 minutes for a bus to my college, she says. Vinutha, like lakhs of other Bangloreans, wants infrastructure in the...