About Earthcon Expo 2018
With the country currently growing at 7.6% GDP and a vision of adding 2% to the GDP of the country through infrastructure, the Government of India is on an ambitious project to overhauling the country's infrastructure. Towards this, the government has embarked on a large initiative to accelerate infrastructure growth in the country.
Form Roadways to Airways, Ports to Airports, Irrigation, Dams, Railways, Power Production Capacity and Smart Cities are the thrust areas for investments.
Some of the indicators to this are as follows
- The value of roads and bridges infrastructure in India is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.4 per cent over FY12–17.
- The country's roads and bridges infrastructure, which was valued at US$ 6.9 billion in 2009 is expected to touch US$ 19.2 billion by 2018
- Augmenting road-building capacity to over 30 km a day by March 2016 from the present capacity of 14 km a day.
- Investment of US $ 137 billion in rail network
US $ 1.3 billion on modernization and up-gradation of airports.
US $ 340 million on modernizing border infrastructure
Population Growth and increasingly young Population estimated to reach 464 million by 2020