Vinayak Chatterjee

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Will the brand-new Jal Shakti ministry keep India's head above water?

Will the brand-new Jal Shakti ministry keep India's head above water?

Rediff.com27 Jul 2019

Can the newly-minted Jal Shakti ministry bring water to some 19 crore Indian households that have never had taps or heard the sound of flowing water, wonders Vinayak Chatterjee.

9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018

9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018

Rediff.com9 Jan 2018

Stepped up public expenditure must be accompanied by focused policies, advises Vinayak Chatterjee.

Last count: 148,707 Indians died in road accidents in 2015

Last count: 148,707 Indians died in road accidents in 2015

Rediff.com23 Sep 2017

Indian roads are far more unsafe than its railways. A sense of urgency is required to tackle India's embarrassing record on road safety.

Is India investing enough in infrastructure?

Is India investing enough in infrastructure?

Rediff.com17 Apr 2017

Yes. Whilst public expenditure is kicking in, the key reason is the decline in private investment

India's bad loan problem is not a purely financial one!

India's bad loan problem is not a purely financial one!

Rediff.com3 Apr 2017

It is a national economic problem and one that requires a political solution hand in hand with a clear government commitment to stand behind core national assets, says Vinayak Chatterjee.

7 ways GST affects India's infrastructure sector

7 ways GST affects India's infrastructure sector

Rediff.com23 Aug 2016

There are both positive and negative impacts of the tax, but the net result for India's infrastructure sector is advantageous, says Vinayak Chatterjee.

Why we need a national market for electricity

Why we need a national market for electricity

Rediff.com27 Apr 2016

Power plant load factors are at historic lows of around 60 per cent.

A Swiss business model to push India's infra growth

A Swiss business model to push India's infra growth

Rediff.com8 Dec 2015

Sensex, Nifty under pressure on weak global cues.

9 smart ways to revamp India's infrastructure

9 smart ways to revamp India's infrastructure

Rediff.com17 Nov 2015

Private sector firms need to be re-engaged for better infra planning.

It's time the govt pays immediate attention to infra sector

It's time the govt pays immediate attention to infra sector

Rediff.com8 Jul 2015

Infra sector is neglected by the Modi govt.

A 10-step approach toward making cities real smart

A 10-step approach toward making cities real smart

Rediff.com2 Jun 2015

Smart cities must be very well equipped with technology and security systems alike.

How the new Real Estate Bill will help home buyers

How the new Real Estate Bill will help home buyers

Rediff.com21 Apr 2015

The real estate Bill will stamp out illegal practices prevalent in the industry.

Land acquisition: Govt must win public trust

Land acquisition: Govt must win public trust

Rediff.com7 Apr 2015

The nation wants an ex-ante body for endorsing "public purpose" during land acquistion process.

6 policy measures to kick-start India's prime infra projects

6 policy measures to kick-start India's prime infra projects

Rediff.com10 Mar 2015

Modi govt must bring about reforms to kick-start big-ticket infra projects.

10 factors that make a city really smart

10 factors that make a city really smart

Rediff.com16 Dec 2014

Experts are upbeat about developing smart cities in India.

Why India needs a national power distribution company

Why India needs a national power distribution company

Rediff.com12 Aug 2014

If nothing is done, the country is set to become 83 per cent energy-import-dependent by 2040.

India's infrastructure action on the Twitter route

India's infrastructure action on the Twitter route

Rediff.com18 Dec 2013

From Kudankulam to the Land Bill, the author takes the Twitter route to capture the infra action of 2013.