Green is the new grey in India

India is one of the fastest expanding economies in the world with a growing need of infrastructure.   However, excessive infrastructural growth can lead to long term detrimental effects on the environment, which is where the concept of sustainable construction comes into play. Sustainable construction focuses on three main dimensions, which are economic, environmental and social […]

Competition Concerns in Structuring Concession Agreements in PPP projects

Introduction:Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a contractual arrangement between a government or statutory entity on the one side and a private sector company on the other side, for delivering an infrastructure service.[1] It is an alternative method of procurement, which involves substantial risk-sharing with the private partner. PPP is a departure from a traditional procurement model. […]

Subtle but significant changes to private infrastructure investment in first half of 2018

Like winter and summer solstices of investment cycles, every six months we take stock of how much private participation in infrastructure has come to financial close across emerging markets. This is basically effecting countries like Mozambique to Moldova, Chile to China—in power, water, transport, and the backbone of telecom services—the World Bank Group tracks every […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]