Topic: Infrastructure

Transforming Data for Policy Impact

Avik Sarkar in conversation with Bhimasankaram Pochiraju Avik Sarkar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog, and in-charge of the NITI Aayog Data Analytics Cell visited the Applied Statistics and Computing Lab at ISB in March 2018. Below are excerpts of his conversation with the Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the ASCL. Data is critical for the …

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Infrastructure Management: A Solid Base for a Successful Career

Q: What are your insights about the Infrastructure and Construction insight industry in India? What is the scope of the industry in India and across the globe? Ans: India’s infrastructure is nowhere close to where it should be, if we were to achieve a double digit economic growth in a sustainable manner. In recent years there is a huge emphasis on …

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Ranking Indian Cities: The Smart Cities Index

The newly developed Smart Cities Index provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the quality of city services for the 53 million plus cities in India across a variety of characteristics. Analysts at the ISB Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ashish Mohan and Tryambakesh Kumar Shukla reveal the journey behind the development of the Index and highlight the glaring data …

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Accidentally Venetian

Inaugurating a new flyover or metro rail may be a better photo op than cleaning it, but it's a compromise on maintenance that may be responsible for Indian cities getting regularly submerged In the recent past, we have seen several examples of a city virtually going under water after one heavy downpour. The most recent was in Delhi, when even US …

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Roads to Riches? An Evaluation of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Infrastructure development could in many cases lead to unintended consequences, though not always negative in the short run, and hence it is important to create a macroeconomic environment conducive to growth along with creation of social infrastructure, says Professor Shilpa Aggarwal of the Indian School of Business, based on the findings of her study of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak …

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The Idea of Scale

Is there more to expanding the scale of entrepreneurship than just growing sales volume? In this wide-ranging interview, Subroto Bagchi, Chairman and co-founder, Mindtree Limited and best-selling author of business books, including most recently, The Elephant Catchers: Key Lessons for Breakthrough Growth, speaks to Dr Krishna Tanuku, Executive Director of the Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at the Indian School …

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The New National Manufacturing Policy: A Flow Perspective

Professor ManMohan S Sodhi discusses the implications of the new National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) on various aspects of India’s development. The new National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) with its National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) has been finally approved and comes at a crucial time with the country facing a lower gross national product (GNP) growth compared to the recent past, smaller …

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