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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.