Need to convert COVID-19 into opportunity; restart highways construction on war footing: Nitin Gadkari
In a video-conference, Gadkari, the road transport, highways and MSME minister said talks are on with state governments for facilitating the safe return of migrant labourers, an estimated 20 lakh of whom are in shelters pan-India.
Infra projects' cost overrun crosses Rs 4 lakh-cr mark over delays in land acquisition, forest clearance: Report
As many as 388 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns of more than Rs 4 lakh crore owing to delays and other reasons, according to a report
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Despite new land acquisition Act, farmers remain vulnerable to poor compensation as many states dilute law for several sectors
The government has had an uninterrupted reign with land acquisitions for many decades, and only recently has their unbridled existence been challenged.
As many as 345 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.28 lakh cr; land acquisition, forest clearance cited as reasons
The expenditure incurred on these infra projects until April 2019 is Rs 8,84,906.88 crore, which is 40.94 percent of the anticipated cost of the projects
Monsoon Session of Parliament: If people want good roads, they have to pay toll, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Lok Sabha
Highways minister Nitin Gadkari told the Lok Sabha that money collected through toll from those areas which have capacity to pay are utilised for building roads in rural and hilly areas.
Union Budget 2019: Private investors are doing the vanishing act; will Nirmala Sitharaman pull a trick to lure them back?
The government needs to lure private investors back into India through a combination of measures including tax sops and change in land and labor laws.
More measures to boost investments in the infrastructure sector, promotion of renewable energy and steps to bring down the cost of projects were some of the suggestions
Salem-Chennai green corridor: Madras HC cancels land acquisition process, says project needs mega realignment
The ambitious 277.3 km long eight-lane greenfield project connecting Salem and Chennai under the Centre's Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme aims to cut travel time between the two cities.
Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock
Farmers have suffered massive losses in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana because the rise of cow vigilantism has also led to a spike in the number of stray cattle that damage crops.
Raghuram Rajan says he will return if there is an opportunity to be of use; says country needs new set of reforms
Raghuram Rajan said it was "premature" to discuss if he was approached by any of the parties to take up a policy-making position if they were to win.
Land, labour, financial sector reforms needed to improve manufacturing, boost economic growth, says Chief Economic Adviser
The share of manufacturing in the economy has grown just 1.5 percentage points in the last three years to 18 percent, and good exports have shown little sign of a pick up in the last five years.
Maharashtra to move planned $44 bn Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers' protest; new location not revealed
Stare-run oil companies and Saudi Arabian Oil Company, known as Saudi Aramco, have teamed up to build the $44 billion (Rs 3 lakh crore) refinery
NITI Aayog's strategy paper is a collection of worn-out homilies; means nothing without land and labour reforms
At a time when the cost of land has quadrupled over the past five years, the Strategy fails to present fresh thinking on land acquisition.
India needs to have a good oil hedging policy as volatility will continue to rise, says Raghuram Rajan
The problem is many who are entrusted with this, fear the chance of oil prices falling even further if you hedge it, but that has to be taken as a national consequence of the hedging programme.
Maharashtra govt stays land acquisition process for Nanar refinery project after talks with Shiv Sena
The Sena, a ruling ally of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government, has been opposing the project on the grounds that it is against the interest of the farmers and would destroy ecology in Ratnagiri district in the coastal Konkan region.
Land acquisition process in Maharashtra for bullet train project will be completed by 2018 end, says official
The process of land acquisition in Maharashtra for the bullet train project, including in Palghar district, would be completed by this year end, a top official of the NHSRCL said on Saturday.
Nanar refinery: Outsiders earned windfall by buying land just before project's announcement, says report
A total of over 200 plots of land in the region where the Nanar refinery is to be set up were bought by people from outside Maharashtra just two years ago.
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn Technology close to signing deal with Maharashtra to set up factories near Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has reportedly written to union minister Nitin Gadkari, asking him to allot 200 acres to Foxconn
Andhra Pradesh passes amendments to Centre's land acquisition law; a boost for private property rights
Until the Centre passed this law, India followed the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, which was written expressly to allow the colonial regime to acquire land.