Interview

By Rahul Trivedi
In Interview
Dec 11th, 2014
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What are the problems that MSMEs face because of shortage of power in various sectors? MSMEs contribute to economic development in various ways such as creating employment opportunities for rural and urban population, providing goods and services at affordable costs by offering cost  effective innovative solutions and sustainable development to the economy as a whole. ...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Dec 11th, 2014
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Why do you think the utility of biogas not getting adequate attention unlike solar and wind energy in India? It’s a gradual process and will take some time to digest akin to the concept of Sulabh Sauchalaya that we coined and brought into practice decades ago. Debating ‘sauchalaya’ before tea was considered awkward way back in 1968 when I was working extensively for th...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Dec 11th, 2014
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Could you elucidate UNDP’s role on governance challenges and threats to energy sector in India. In the recent years, India’s energy consumption has been increasing at one of the fastest rates in the world. With a targeted GDP growth rate of nine per cent, the energy demand is expected to grow at 6.5 per cent per year. Governance of energy management through appropriate...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Nov 7th, 2014
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I DO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE of the magazine to the society in the coming time. The magazine can play a vital role in bringing out the expectations of the people from the government and be a positive critic of the existing governance systems in India. It can indeed make a significant difference, being the solution provider to the major problems of the society by su...
By GovernanceToday
In Financial Inclusion
Nov 4th, 2014
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What is the progress in Prime Minister backed financial inclusion programme, Jan-Dhan Yojana ? We have got a very good start. As on 7th October , 5.52 crore accounts have been opened and a deposit of Rs 4,268 crore have been mobilised under PMJDY. What is the status of the direct infusion into Public Sector Bank (PSBs) ? We are going to the Cabinet soon, within a month...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Nov 3rd, 2014
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On most of Defence equipments “Being Imported” This is a misconception. If you look at data on capital items approved for induction, these days around 55 per cent are from the indigenous sources and only 45 per cent are being imported. Many people still quoted the figure as 30%, but that was about a decade ago. Secondly, we need not develop and manufacture everything i...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Nov 3rd, 2014
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Having a doctorate degree in Geophysics and working and providing substantial scientific and technical assistance to various ministries and department of science and technology. How has been the journey so far ? I obtained my master’s and doctoral degrees in Geophysics in the years 1969 and 1972 respectively from Banaras Hindu University. Though my core interest is in ...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Nov 3rd, 2014
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What is the prevailing scenario in realty? Indian real estate sector is on a road to recovery after the recent slowdown in the economy which carried on till the first half of this year. With the formation of a new government, there have been a lot of positive changes in the economic environment of the country which is signaling a development boost in the coming months....
By Rahul Trivedi
In Interview
Oct 9th, 2014
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What is the prevailing situation in reality? At present, the Indian real estate sector is getting largely influenced by the western culture as we see a lot of stress is on modern and conceptual living. As a result, luxurious projects/ offerings, along with seven-star facilities, concepts of green living, smart city, etc., have come up and  tarted transforming the India...
By Rahul Trivedi
In Interview
Oct 8th, 2014
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What are the new areas on which you are working and how would these help Indian investors and corporate? The new area that we are focusing on is pension which is yet to pick up in the market. There are roughly six million subscribers of the pension scheme today. Once the new scheme comes into the picture, corporates would need to restructure their salary component on t...