In India, the construction sector is the second largest after agriculture, and engages 45 million workers directly or indirectly; estimates have it that 6 million workers get added every year to this industry. And, dearth of unskilled manpower has been an age-old saga for India. In the October 2016 edition, CW focuses on the ongoing initiatives towards skilling, existing shortcomings and offers recommendations to make India skill-efficient. This edition also explores more on whether air-conditioners are less energy-efficient than their ratings indicate. It also has an exclusive interaction with Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science & Environment. Also prominent is the special report on the governments Smart Cities mission, in which CW tracks the movers and shakers of the initiative. Also significant is the feature on Mobility Solutions and its growing market; besides, emphasis is laid on the menace of bridge collapses in India, and more. Read on for an exclusive interaction with Virender Pankaj, Chief Executive, L&T Infrastructure Finance, and more...
Further, the exclusive CW Property Today section focuses on the funding scenario in the real estate sector, while connecting with investors on various modes of lending and featuring an analysis by PropTiger.com on private equity funds. It also features Haveli Dharampura, a 200-year-old haveli situated in Delhi, which has been restored and converted into a heritage hotel; the rental policy in India; and more... Happy reading!