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Indian Infrastructure Report 2002
Indian Infrastructure Report 2002

Indian Infrastructure Report 2002

by Sebastian Morris

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English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

01956558469 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 337

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Paperback

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Author: Sebastian Morris
Editor: Sebastian Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 337
ISBN/UPC (if available): 01956558469

Description

This report provides a comprehensive assessment of key issues in the governance of infrastructure. It identifies the challenges facing the Indian economy-attaining high growth, and improving the governance of institutions..

The ‘India Infrastructure Report 2002’ provides a comprehensive assessment of key issues in the governance of infrastructure. It identifies the challenges facing the Indian economy-attaining high growth, improving the governance of institutions, and introducing direct subsidies in electricity, water, and fuel for better administration. The report emphasizes the importance of better policy design, unambiguous contracts, and the formulation of laws without internal contradictions. The essays in the volume are linked by their focus on the constraints to economic infrastructure development and provide solutions to meet these challenges. IIR 2002 presents:

• the social and political situation in the country, as well as sector-specific and institutional
descriptions
• the constitutional and legal framework within which transparency, accountability, and
efficiency of policy may succeed in attracting private participation and the involvement of
people
• social and environmental issues pertaining to power and large dam projects, and prevailing
environmental regulation in the country
• an assessment of the regulatory and contractual framework, drawing attention to the menace
of corruption, bribery and crises in the governance of financial infrastructure
• analyses of instances of governance failure, including the CNG vehicles programme in Delhi,
the US 64 crisis, the Northern Grid failure, and the Enron disaster
• lessons from the success stories, such as the relocation of the railway slums in Mumbai, the
Alandpur sewerage project, and the transformation of village to ‘gokul grams’
• examination of urban and rural infrastructure in the context of poverty, water, sanitation,
housing, mis-management of projects by urban local bodies, solid waste management, and
land acquisition
• an update on the latest developments in energy and electricity, integrated transport (railways,
civil aviation and roads), and telecommunications
• a substantial statistical appendix with data on the various sectors over the last ten years

The report draws out an action plan for the government. It is an invaluable resource for those in government, academia, development, business, and finance.

This is a collaborative study of the Network, consisting of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Contents

List of Tables
List of Boxes and Figures
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

CHAPTER 1
Overview

CHAPTER 2
The Challenge to Governance in India

CHAPTER 3
The Infrastructure Sector in India, 2000-1
WLL, Governance, Corporatization and SWANS: A Review of Institutional Developments

CHAPTER 4
THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR GOVERNANCE
The Framework of Regulation
How Public Feedback Aids Public Accountability
The Legal Framework for Private Participation
Opening Doors to ‘the Outsiders’: The Right to Information
Community Participation Makes a Difference: Water and Sanitation Projects in Rural India
References

CHAPTER 5
ENVIRONMENT AND REHABILITATION
Environmental Governance and Regulation in India
The Assault on Workers in Land Use Policy and Practice in Delhi
Railway Slums in Mumbai
Power Projects Development: Review of Social and Environmental Issues
The CNG Vehicles Programme in Delhi
Environmental Impacts of Large Dams: A Social Critique

CHAPTER REGULATORY AND CONTRACTUAL FRAMEWORK
Private Finance to Private Entrepreneurship
The Gujarat Gas Bill and its Genesis
Corruption and Governance: Insights from the Literature
Accrual Accounting for Infrastructure Assets: A Review
Crisis in the Governance of Financial Infrastructure
Is Bribery Welfare-promoting?
The Enron Disaster

CHAPTER 7
RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Endowments and Rural Infrastructure: Issues Today
Transforming Gujarat Village into ‘Gokul Grams’: Can it Happen?
Gyandoot: Can it be the Harbinger of Knowledge?

CHAPTER 8
URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
Management of Infrastructure Projects in Urban Local Bodies: Case Study of Kanpur Development Authority
Transfer of Development Rights: An Alternative to Conventional Land Acquisition
Issues in Municipal Water Supply: A Case Study of Kanpur
Water Reforms through Water Markets: International Experience and Issues for India
Alandur Sewerage Project: A Unique Experiment of Public Participation in Project Financing
SWM and Scope of Peoples’ Participation: A Case Study Of Kanpur Nagar Nigam

CHAPTER 9
FRAMEWORK FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR
Regulatory Objectives, Processes, and Outcomes: First Power Tariff Norms
Inter-state Transmission of Electricity: Lessons from the Northern Regional Grid Collapse
Orissa Power Sector Reforms: Getting Back on Track
Power Sector Reforms and Proposed Electricity Bill
Oil and Gas Contracts: Lessons from Mukta-Panna Oil Fields
References

CHAPTER 10
Experiences of Various Forms of commercial Partnerships in India Railways
Civil Aviation in India: Deregulation and constraints to Growth and Efficiency
State Road Transport Undertaking in India: Issues, Constraints and options
Governance Issues in Airport Development: Learnings from Cochin International Airport Ltd.

CHAPTER 11
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Untangling Wireless in Local Loops
Spectrum Allocation in India
Telecom Regulation and Internet Telephony
State Wide Area Network: The First Initiatives
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Indian Telecom

References
Statistical Appendix

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