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Mega projects in India Environmental and Land Acquisition Issues in the Road Sector

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  • G. Raghuram

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  • Samantha Bastian
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram
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    Mega projects (primarily infrastructure) receive a sizable investment (~10%) of the gross fixed capital formation in India. Environmental clearances and land acquisitions have been the two major reasons for delays in the projects. However, there has been a steady increase in the proportion of projects running on schedule and a sharp decline in the proportion of projects with cost overruns. These accomplishments have been achieved due to better financing, project management, and reform in the regulatory frameworks related to environmental and land acquisition aspects. [W.P. No. 2009-03-07]

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    Keywords: Mega projects; investment; India; Environmental; financing;

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