India Infrastructure Needs

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This site provides detailed information on India Infrastructure Needs. The site also focuses on the growing need for basic and modern infrastructure in rural and urban India respectively.

India's economic development is projected on the basis of the development of its basic infrastructure in its 600,000 villages inhabited by the 700 million rural population. Rural India infrastructure needs a completely new visionary outlook and new initiatives. Agriculture is the main occupation in rural India and most of the rural population still depends either directly or indirectly on agricultural activities for their living. But the lack of basic infrastructure for pursuing agricultural activities has forced a large section of India’s agricultural labor force to move to non-agricultural sectors for livelihood.

The rural India Infrastructure needs are:
  • Rural housing
  • Roads
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Irrigation
  • Drinking Water
  • Power
  • Telecommunication
Further, the tremendous growth of Indian IT, telecommunication, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industry has created an enormous pressure on the limited world class urban infrastructure available in India. The Ministry of Finance has realized that economic development of India is directly connected to the availability of basic and modern urban infrastructure in Indian cities. The government of India has now formulated policies to forge public and private partnerships for tackling the problems related to infrastructure.

The urban India Infrastructure needs are:

  • Urban housing
  • Business premises
  • Power
  • Urban transport
  • Water supply,
  • Sewerage
  • Airports
  • Railways
  • Seaports
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Tourism infrastructure
  • Solid waste management
  • Projects in SEZ
  • Health care
  • Entertainment
  • Communications
Financial limitations of the central government for providing world class infrastructure made it impossible to meet India Infrastructure needs at every village and cities in India. So the government of India's Infrastructure development policy aims at engaging major financial contributions from private partners for meeting India Infrastructure needs in urban as well as rural India.

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

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