National Conference on Infrastructure Sector in India

“Relooking at National Flagship Infrastructure Programs”

Centre for Financial Accountability, New Delhi

29, 30th August 2022

Venue–Conference Room No. 2, Main Building, India International Center, New Delhi

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In the past few years, the pace of constructing infrastructure projects has increased manifold through national programs including smart cities’ mission, Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, ports, freight corridors, airports, and logistics hubs among others and integrating various infrastructure schemes through National Infrastructure Pipeline and PM Gati Shakti Mission to improve connectivity and integrate these infrastructure projects. International Financial Institutions have estimated that the country may require $4.5 trillion to develop its infrastructure by 2040.

The Centre for Financial Accountability (CFA) is organising a seminar to build on discussions on the infrastructure development in India, and the increasing importance and speed of implementation of infrastructure projects regarding economic growth and national development. The seminar will look to build the interlinkages between the macro and the micro factors in this aspect, including the launch of national programs to construct infrastructure projects and the formation of new institutions to finance these projects.

It will also intend to deep dive into specific thematic sectors and develop an understanding of the recent legal, regulatory, financing and other mechanisms to increase the pace of implementation of these projects. The sessions would include discussions on governance issues, privatisation and public-private partnerships, climate crisis, environmental jurisprudence and new mechanisms of land grabbing.

The attempt will also be made to critically analyse these in the context of the looming ecological, climate and financial crisis and its implications for the national economy. The seminar will also look into building solidarities among various actors working on issues related to infrastructure projects in the country.

CFA would like to invite you to this critical discussion and engage in the deliberations. The participants and speakers would be from civil society organisations, social movements, academics, researchers, subject experts, people’s representatives, and media persons.

CFA engages in critical analysis, monitoring and critique of the role of financial institutions – national and international, and their impact on development, human rights and the environment, among other areas with a focus on energy and infrastructure sectors.

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