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IPLT Rhino 5536 is being charged at the IPLT’s Bilaspur charging station.(Infraprime Logistics Technologies (IPLTech))

Infraprime Logistics to catalyse USD 200m investment in construction logistics

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The investment would go in expanding the marketplace for construction logistics all over India, in establishing a state-of-the-art platform for vehicle servicing, charging and maintenance, and towards plant automation.
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The 6th India Construction Festival was organised by the infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council.(India Construction Festival)
The 6th India Construction Festival was organised by the infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council.(India Construction Festival)

NHAI set to make FY 2021 the best year of highway construction

PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:45 AM IST
There is no dearth of money and the government has encouraged NHAI to build roads with full vigour.
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The government estimates that there are 26-37 million families in urban India that live in informal housing, and they largely belong to the poorer sections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The government estimates that there are 26-37 million families in urban India that live in informal housing, and they largely belong to the poorer sections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

India needs to rethink housing for the poor | Opinion

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed an ugly reality: Migrant labourers live in slums and informal/unauthorised colonies that are congested, lack basic sanitation and water services, ventilation and green spaces. As a result, they are at a far greater risk of contracting the virus, along with other illnesses.
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Stock markets, which had climbed to an all time high after exit polls predicted a BJP victory have crashed by almost 2500 points since the budget.(REUTERS FILE)
Stock markets, which had climbed to an all time high after exit polls predicted a BJP victory have crashed by almost 2500 points since the budget.(REUTERS FILE)

Triple whammy: Gloom in markets, car sales decline, core sector hit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 12:24 AM IST
The Indian economy has been facing a slowdown for more than a year now.
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Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)

How to revive job growth in the country

By Santosh Mehrotra and J Parida
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:02 PM IST
First, the government must increase public investment in social services. Second, it should introduce a multi-pronged industrial policy to reverse the poor manufacturing performance since 1991
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Maha-Rera chief Gautam Chatarjee speaks at CEMCON at IISER in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Maha-Rera chief Gautam Chatarjee speaks at CEMCON at IISER in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

‘Rera has bought paradigm shift in the construction sector in Pune’ says Gautam Chaterjee, chairperson Maha-Rera

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 03:39 PM IST
The Rera act came in force in 2016. The act seeked to protect home-buyers and help boost the real estate industry
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Currently, an investor is wary of putting money in projects where only minor construction work is pending as there is no clarity on return of their invested money. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Currently, an investor is wary of putting money in projects where only minor construction work is pending as there is no clarity on return of their invested money. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Govt panel wants RBI to relax norms to help stalled housing projects in Noida, Greater Noida

By Moushumi Das Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 02:57 AM IST
Though the RBI circular on “Revised Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets” provides certain conditions to the banks for additional funding in stalled projects, presently they are wary to come forward as these loans get classified as NPAs.
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Value added per worker started declining for the construction sector from the middle of last decade. In fact, its value seems to be heading for a convergence with per-worker value added in agriculture.(File photo)
Value added per worker started declining for the construction sector from the middle of last decade. In fact, its value seems to be heading for a convergence with per-worker value added in agriculture.(File photo)

Construction sector jobs have let down peasants

By Roshan Kishore | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 07:28 AM IST
An examination of RBI data indicates that peasants turning to construction are increasingly at the same income levels as farming, in probably more challenging conditions.
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