World Bank’s new toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Source: Indian Express  Context: World Bank launched a “Toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Spaces in India” with the aim of suggesting ways to make public transport in Indian cities more …

National Inland Waterways Of India – Maps and Details

On July 16th Prime Minister’s Office announced that it has formed a committee to study how private investment can be attracted to improve infrastructure in the  inland waterways, which are emerging as cost effective transport routes along some of the important industrial corridors. India is trying to improve their share in national transport. “In several countries, IWT …

Addressing Infrastructure Bottlenecks In India – Recent Measures Taken By The Government Of India

India’s poor infrastructure is the major roadblock that is holding it from achieving 9% plus growth. Many bottlenecks such as delayed decision making, red-tapism, problems in environmental clearance, skewed land acquisition policies, inadequate fuel supply to power plants, lack of private participation in investment and importantly corruption. To address some of these problems government has …