Indian cities are likely to accommodate almost half of the population by 2040. This highlights an increased need for integrated, sustainable, technology-enabled and inclusive design and development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure in the country. Urban agglomeration will become even more important post COVID-19.
Source: National Infrastructure Pipeline - Report of the Task Force Volume II, Department of Economic Affairs, 29 April 2020
The NIP vision would need to be supported by the following projects to improve rural infrastructure:
The main priority would be to assess finance access for capital projects and prioritise their implementation