The writer is a retired diplomat, who recently joined the BJP.
Hardeep Singh Puri writes: It will transform Indian infrastructure and logistics to compete with the world’s leading economies
Hardeep Singh Puri writes: Criticism of the government’s plans to lease out assets to private players, raise resources for public investment, is baseless
Hardeep Singh Puri writes: One of the most debilitating repercussions of such short-sighted decision-making remains the long-term oil bonds worth Rs 1.44 lakh crore.
Hardeep S Puri writes: During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Integrated Command and Control Centres, which are already operational in more than 50 of the 100 smart cities, played a pivotal role in providing real-time information to enable health workers and city administrators in tracking the virus spread and in relief and rehabilitation work.
Hardeep Singh Puri writes: A progressive track of urban development while keeping sustainability, disaster risk resilience and community building at its core has been the guiding principle for urban development during the last seven years of the Modi government
RERA has infused governance in a hitherto unregulated sector. Along with demonetisation and GST, it has, to a large extent, cleansed the real estate sector of black money.
Landmark bills will create an ecosystem to facilitate remunerative prices to farmers through competitive alternative trading channels. Opposition must not spread misinformation.
As the prime minister has rightly pointed out, we have to view this crisis as an opportunity. We need to ensure that the Indian aviation sector comes out from this crisis stronger.
India has been a reluctant urbaniser in the past. Through a series of programmes and legislation, the NDA government is moving towards planned and inclusive urbanisation.
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