Waste to Wealth

The current mismanagement of the waste and our nonchalant attitude has started raising serious health and sanitation issues like weaker immune systems, breathing problems, bacterial infections, elevated cardiovascular risk, and other infections. Breeding of mosquitoes has become easier and vector borne diseases like dengue and malaria have become rampant. Moreover, the decomposition of organic waste with hazardous waste contaminates soil and water ultimately finding its way into our food chain.

CPCB report (2016) says that the metropolitan cities generate 10.1 Million tonnes of waste every year, with the capital city Delhi generating 3.3 million tonnes of waste per year.[...] Read more

Overlooked Realities of Maharashtra and Odisha

Authors – Debayani Panja (Research Associate, CIRC) and Konica Sehgal (Intern, CIRC)

Every person has a right to potable water. Insufficient water infrastructure has indirect linkage to productivity of men and women, leading to health problems, out-of-pocket medical expenditures and loss of employment days. This affects overall growth of a society. In India, water is a state subject. Adequate and potable drinking water to the whole of India has been a priority since Independence. National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) by central government aims to cover the entire nation under water coverage, the figure of which stands at 86% as per 2001 census.[...] Read more

Bifurcation of the proportion of total project cost under Water & Sanitation (2007-17 – till September 2017)

The PPP projects considered are from September 2007 to September 2017. They are from water and sanitation sector, and represent various aspects like waste management, water supply pipeline, water treatment plant and irrigation. The PPP projects here are all Central government projects and the pie chart represents their total project cost.

The total project cost in the irrigation has been higher than the other three, pegged at 26.19%.

Distribution of proportion of the total project cost in Education & Health under social infrastructure (2007-2017 – till September 2017)

The PPP projects considered are from September 2007 to September 2017. They are from 2 sectors of education and health. The PPP projects here are all Central government projects and the pie chart represents their total project cost in each sector.

The total project cost in the health sector has been higher than the total project cost in education sector at 67.07%.

Evaluating water perspectives in 4 Indian states (PART 4)

( This is a report evaluating the water and related concerns in 4 states of India – Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. Every week a part of the report will be published.)

Author : Konica Sehgal

  1. Role of Public Private Partnership and how can it help

A partnership between public and private sectors helps the public sector to expand its intellectual as well as financial resources. The value added by PPP consists of an improvement in the quality of development policy taping the powers of innovation of the private player and access of additional financial resources. Further criteria of PPPs are sharing of risks and division of tasks according to the model we deploy in an industry. This partnership further helps investment and development in areas where the public sector would otherwise not perform well due to lack of funds and state of the art technology. On the other hand, for the private sector, a PPP helps in diversifying risks and ensure a fixed return when tapping into a less profitable venture.[...] Read more

Sectorwise number of PPP projects and total project costs Part 2 (till September 2017)

The PPP projects considered are from September 2007 to September 2017. They are from 5 sectors of Tourism, Social Infrastructure, Airports, Transport, Ports, oil/gas/LNG and Commercial Infrastructure. The PPP projects here are all Central government projects and the graph represents the number of projects compared to their compiled cost.

Social Infrastructure sector includes Health and Education. Commercial Infrastructure sector includes Common infrastructure for SEZ , Inland waterways, Post harvest storage infrastructure including cold storage, Telecom towers.[...] Read more

Building The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In India, The PPP Way

(This article was first published in #SWARAJYA on 27/12/2017 – https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/building-the-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-in-india-the-ppp-way)

Author – Radha Krishna Tripathy

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making inroads into unknown territories with its wider adoption across the world. While Finland is leading the global charge in adopting EVs, France and Britain have ambitious plans to make a complete shift to EVs by 2040. China’s effort to replace its oil and diesel fleets with EVs is gathering pace. India is slowly but steadily catching up. It is making the right noises now with the government determined to switch over to EVs in a phased manner by 2030.[...] Read more

Evaluating water perspectives in 4 Indian states (PART 2)

This is a report evaluating the water and related concerns in 4 states of India – Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. Every week a part of the report will be published.)

Author : Konica Sehgal

  1. Effects of bad quality water to other areas

Apart from water coverage, bad quality water also affects the population in a significant way, which hampers their overall sustainability. Water quality can be interlinked to various issues in health, economic and social aspects of an individual.

2.1 Health

Water quality in India has worsened due to over drafting of groundwater, geogenic contamination of surface water, insufficient mechanisms and technology to check water quality and minimal attention paid to water quality issues, over the years. In reference to the aforementioned states; Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, the current water quality status in these states is given in figure 1.[...] Read more