Infrastructure Problems in India

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This site provides detailed information on infrastructure problems in India. The site also focuses on the growing problem of infrastructure limitations in India.

Infrastructure Problems in India can be classified into two parts:
  • Urban infrastructure problems in India
  • Rural infrastructure problems in India
Urban infrastructure problems in India is a age old problem. The Infrastructure problems in India mostly took a back-seat in the economic development policy drafts. The meager budgetary allocation to arrest infrastructure problems in India has so far proved to be too little to keep pace with other areas of business development in India. Moreover, the tremendous growth of Indian IT, telecommunication, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries have consumed the limited world class urban infrastructure available in India.

The Urban infrastructure problems in India are:
  • Urban residence
  • Business premises
  • Power
  • Urban transport
  • Water
  • Sewerage
  • Airports
  • Railways
  • Seaports
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Tourism infrastructure
  • Solid waste management
  • Projects in SEZ
  • Health care
  • Entertainment
  • Communications

Rural infrastructure problems in India have gone from bad to worse in recent years. However, the government of India has taken some important steps to arrest the age old problems of rural India,such as:
  • Connecting 66,800 habitations with all weather roads
  • Construction of 1,46,000 km of new rural roads
  • Upgrading 1,94,000 km of existing rural roads
  • Allocation of investment to the tune of ` 1,74,000 crore envisaged under “Bharat Nirman”.
  • Providing a corpus of ` 8000 crore for Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).

With around 600,000 villages and 70% of its population in rural India, the need of the hour for the government is to develop proper rural infrastructure for the masses in India. The immediate focus area should cover but not be confined to the following areas:
  • Power
  • Irrigation
  • Drinking Water
  • Rural housing
  • Roads
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Telecommunication

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

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