INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Report/Indices)

News-CRUX-10     7th December 2023        

Context: The India Infrastructure Report 2023 on Urban Planning and Development was released by  former Vice-President of India.

India Infrastructure Report 2023

  • Policy Landscape: The document comprises 25 chapters that delve into the policy ecosystem, offering insights into the existing state of urban development.
  • Focus: Specific attention is given to urban governance topics, including urban transportation planning and urban redevelopment, reflecting a holistic approach to city management.
  • Role of Digital Technology: Emphasis is placed on the transformative role of digital technology in urban development, with a spotlight on smart cities and the performance-based ranking of cities.
  • Financial Dimensions Explored: The report delves into financial aspects such as the financial sustainability of urban local bodies, the dynamics of public-private partnerships (PPPs), and the effectiveness of municipal bonds.
  • Services: Special attention is dedicated to critical urban issues, including housing, migration patterns, and the delivery of public services, recognizing their pivotal roles in urban dynamics.

India Infrastructure Report (IIR)

  • About: It is an annual publication initiated by the IDFC Foundation in 2001.
  • Published by: IDFC Foundation, Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd. (iDeCK) and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
  • Objectives: To identify and analyze holistic aspects related to infrastructure development and to provide resources for formulating urban policy.
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