The first in the series, the book reviews infrastructure development since the reform of the Indian economy began in 1991, discussing the policies required to create an appropriate market structure for infrastructure provision along with its constraints as well as laying out a framework for overcoming some of these constraints. The theme of this report is regulation and market structure that the Indian economy needs to enable an efficient provisioning of infrastructure. It contextualises the issue of deregulation and market creation to the Indian situation. The report is ultimately concerned with processes that yield optimal solutions for the government, encourage private participation in investment and provision of infrastructure services, provide an environment of healthy competition, and, above all offer quality services to citizens. The sectors covered are telecom, electricity, road transportation, coastal shipping and ports besides more generic issues relating to land, environment, urban local bodies and urban services. Rich in detailed statistics on various facets of infrastructure development, the report will be a valuable resource for the government, academia, business and financial circles.
India Infrastructure Report 2001: Overview
Author : Sebastian Morris