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1.Increasing the sanitation coverage of funds under the Swachh Bharat Yojana from 42 per cent to 60 per cent for rural areas is a step in the right direction

The Union Budget 2017 has ensured that sanitation is one of the top priorities for the government in the next financial year. Significant developments with respect to the Swachh Bharat Mission and sanitation in rural areas are expected, based on the proposed budget allocations in these areas. Increasing the sanitation coverage of funds under the Swachh Bharat Yojana from 42 per cent to 60 per cent for rural areas is a step in the right direction. The budget has proved that a constraint of funds


2.India to have 35 districts as open defecation free

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has recently revealed the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin in the last two years. As per reports, 2.4 crore toilets have been constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission and 15.04 lakh under MNREGA across rural India


3.Ten Triggers for Team Modi

The manufacturing indices, which appeared to be positive till last month, turned negative, killing all joy espoused by optimists. Loans continued to pile up. The RBI maintained its stance.


4.My vote goes to...

On May 16, the nation will wait with bated breath for a resolute verdict in anointing the new leader who will lead the country out of the morass. Industrial production is at an abysmal low, GDP is struggling to regain lost ground, tax collections have dropped, non-performing assets have mounted,


5.Going UP - Mission Impossible?

The new year is all about going UP. If you're about to dismiss this as a wrong insight, given the dismal business sentiment with no graph headed in that direction, here's a clarification: the 'UP' being referred to is the state of Uttar Pradesh


6.Too few good men wanted

The manpower crunch in the construction industry is not only acute but looks set to worsen; the efforts of a clutch of industry members can at best overcome their own hiring challenges.


7.The Cost Crunch

Suddenly and silently, the price of construction has gone up dramatically in India. Construction World speaks to contractors, developers and building material majors to find out why and assess the implications for the industry and end-users.