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1.Niti Aayog’s Model Agreement for EPC Projects

The new agreement for EPC works is now available on Niti Aayog’s website.


2.With continuous structural breakdowns in India, here’s a ‘Crash' course on building collapses

Over the last few years, there have been continuous incidents of collapsing old constructions in India. As per data by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), more than 14,000 people have died from 2010 to 2015 due to dilapidated building collapses. At an average, 2,700 people lose their lives in different structural breakdowns every year.


3.Tenders and Contracts in Construction Projects

Good roads, railways, ports and adequate power are prerequisites of sustainable development. With that in view, the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) aims to increase investment in infrastructure as a percentage of GDP to 9 per cent by 2017


4.PIB clears Nagpur metro rail

The Nagpur Metro railway proposal has been cleared by the Planning Commission´s Public Investment Board (PIB). First tabled in 2012, work on the project was recently initiated.


5.Infrastructure investment to benefit

The Planning Commission (infrastructure) has recently confirmed that the investment in infrastructure would rebound in the next five-six months. Majority of the work has been done in the past few months and most of the issues have been addressed.


6.Nanotech roads

A report by the Planning Commission says that the Indian Government is spending Rs 21,700 crore on maintaining roads every year. This includes 3.5 lakh km of roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and non PMGSY of 25.2 lakh km.


7.India's Fastest Growing Steel Companies 2013

Weak demand has affected the performance of major steel firms. Steel consumption grew just 0.3 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal 2013-14 to 30.345 million tonne,


8.Dispute resolution: Is the intent right?

A closed-group discussion was recently conducted by ASAPP Media in Mumbai on how the dispute resolution mechanism in India can be strengthened to help fast-track infrastructure project execution.


9.PMGSY helps to develop rural economy

In the year 2000, the Union government launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to connect India’s smaller villages to nearby towns, all through the country. The ministry of rural development has been in charge of the scheme, with the Planning Commission playing its usual role.


10.Construction World Leadership Summit Exclusive

Gajendra Haldea, Advisor, Infrastructure, Planning Commission, stated categorically at Construction World Leadership Summit, in Delhi, that, " the target of US$ 1 trillion investment into infrastructure will not be achieved," thus putting at rest all speculation as to how GDP growth target of the twelfth plan will be met.