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A robust infrastructure is the backbone of an economy. As India enters the 70th year of india-at-70-logo-2Independence, InfraCircle reflects on the journey through a year-long series—India@70. Through stories, columns, videos, slideshows and numbers, we will chronicle the transformation, or the lack of it, in areas such as transportation, communications, resources, power and urban development which sums up the Indian infrastructure space.




India’s pre-liberalisation quest for oil

In March last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to reduce India’s oil imports by 10%, from the current 77% of total demand, by 2022. The demand-supply gap would be bridged by a substantial rise in domestic production, he said. Since then, the National Democratic Alliance government has set a target to halve the country’s energy imports by 2030 and move towards attaining energy security [...]