Top 15 infra must-dos of the 12th Plan – Business

A worker welds iron rods at the Metro railway construction site in Kolkata.


Vinayak Chatterjee

The 12th Five-Year Plan points out crucial interventions to achieve ‘sustainable and inclusive’ infra targets.

The 12th Plan (2012-17) document, like all other Plans, is soaked in numbers. (These numbers were analysed in the “Infratalk” column last month.)

But an investment-led growth revival, driven by infrastructure, is not simply about projecting a set of numbers, and hoping and praying they will happen.

The mantra of the 12th Plan, “faster, sustainable, and more inclusive growth”, requires crucial interventions towards creating the right ecosystem to achieve the Rs 56.32 lakh crore infra investment target.

Here is my pick of the top 15 “must-dos” from the 12th Plan document.