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in MPR (monthly progress review) meetings by Principal Secretary- Urban Development. Therefore an internet based networking system is fully functional in state and which is acting as nervous system for free flow of information intra and inter ULBs and also to common people.

Public -Private Partnership


The Government of India initiated the process of partnering with the private sector in 1991,

beginning with the power sector, and since then achieved notable successes through PPPs in the telecom,

roads, ports and

airports sectors. The government is not only keen to continue to rely on public -private

partnership in these sectors, but also to expand it to other sectors. Some of the other areas in which the government is envisaging greater scope for PPPs include power, water and sanitation, tourism and hospitality sectors. The Government is acutely conscious of the need to make infrastructure services available to those who need them but cannot afford to pay the full cost of service provision. Here, too, the government sees a substantive scope for leveraging its support through engaging the private sector as a

partner in its development agenda.


The role that PPPs can play in delivering the infrastructure platform that will allow growth to be

sustained and shared. It is also noted the strides that had been made, evident in the enthusiasm of the

private sector in and regulatory

bidding for the recent national frameworks have developed

highways and




mega power projects. the last ten years,

Although policy they still need

strengthening Governments

substantially, in many have made considerable

sectors, progress

to scale up PPPs to the here, whereas others have

desired levels. Some State not moved so fast. It is also

noted that finance does not seem to be the binding constraint at the moment in scaling up PPPs. The strong interest of investors, for example in setting up infrastructure equity funds in India suggests that, if the terms are acceptable, PPPs will find finance. India could benefit from setting aside funds for the

development of PPP expanding the range

projects, which had of projects. Hence,

been seen to be a successful approach in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) present

other countries for the most attractive

option of meeting the above targets, not only in providing resources to an standards of delivery through greater efficiency. Also it is now being initiative can play a useful role, should be entrusted to the private sector.

extent but also felt that areas

in upgrading the wherein private


It must be remembered that the term private in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) encompasses all

non-government agencies such partnership firms, individuals and

as the corporate sector, voluntary organizations, community based organizations. Hence it requires an

self help groups, environment which

is conducive to growth of private sector. It does not mean that the government development. In contrast the government has an important role where it can ‘facilitator’ to private sector.

has no role to play provide support as

in a

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