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1.Better safe than sorry

CHARU BAHRI asks a few tough questions to pinpoint how the incidence of accidents at high-profile and low-key project sites can be reduced. You know that the Indian construction industry is the second-largest employer after agriculture; a fast-growing sector, and a major contributor to the GDP. Here's the flipside - the unenviable tag of being the most dangerous Indian industry to work in, recording the world's highest accident rate amongst construction workers.


2.Light at the End of the Tunnel

Vendors can see bright opportunities for their array of tunnelling and trenching equipment, discovers CHARU BAHRI.


3.India Inc - Living on hope street

A combination of a good rainfall, improvements in economic indicators and the urgent rollout of stranded projects by the government bode well for India's construction sector. With such positive signals the industry is hoping the clean-up act is for good, reports CHARU BAHRI.


4.Quarrying for growth

To tide over the slowdown, mining equipment companies are tapping every opportunity. For them, better times hinge on the overhaul of purchase policies and greater adoption of technology. CHARU BAHRI explores the changes they´d like to see.


5.Pre-Engineered for Success

In the current subdued economic climate, there is a silver lining for the pre-engineered building industry, writes Charu Bahri. Steel has been used in construction industry for a long time now. Primarily, steel finds expression in structural applications.


6.Strategising Finance

Charu Bahri reports on why infrastructure finance is in the doldrums and discusses potential remedies. It is no secret that a drought of project finance is currently bogging down Indian infrastructure, adversely affecting borrowers.


7.Piling Back

Demand for rigs is beginning to pick up. Is it enough to put the piling equipment market back on track? CHARU BAHRI digs up a buyer´s wishlist that could help players differentiate themselves and grow demand.


8.Handling Success

Material handling equipment´s major product lines are pick & carry cranes, forklift trucks, rough-terrain cranes, truck-mounted cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, reach stackers, lorry loaders and aerial work platforms.


9.Towards Better Riding

Urban roads include municipal roads, railways roads, ports roads and military engineering service roads. India´s urban road network spans 411,324 km, according to Statistical Year Book India 2014.


10.Scaling Up

Large-scale coal mining will drive the Indian mining industry in the near term. Industry voices speak in unison about coal mining driving the Indian mining industry in the near future.