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

Sector wise bifurcation of PPP projects 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, Commercial Infrastructure. The PPP projects in these sectors are lower than 250. The least number of projects are seen in Tourism sector and the maximum in Commercial Infrastructure.

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

Sector wise bifurcation of PPP projects Part 1(Till September 2017)

The PPP projects considered are from September 2007 to September 2017. They are from 5 sectors of Railways, Water and Sanitation, Electricity, Renewable Energy and Roads. The PPP projects in these sectors are highest. Roads sector has till date maximum number of projects with respect to PPP.

Water and Sanitation sector includes Irrigation, Sewage collection treatment, Solid waste management, Storm water drainage, Water supply pipeline and Water treatment plants. Electricity sector includes Electricity distribution, generation and transmission.[...] Read more

Evaluating water perspectives in 4 Indian states (PART 1)

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. Introduction of the report has been provided in this post.)

Author : Konica Sehgal

  1. Introduction

Rural India is home to about 67% of the India’s population. India has about 4% of the world’s freshwater resources; making it one of the top ten water rich countries. It is also home to 17% of the world population, making it the second most populated country in the world.[...] Read more