Poor infrastructure biggest roadblock

Poor infrastructure biggest roadblock
03/08/2016 , by , in ALLIED

The country’s poor infrastructure is the “biggest hurdle” to government’s flagship Make in India programme, S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday.

The infrastructure deficit is costing up to five per cent of the GDP and an improvement will boost export competitiveness. Abhishek Dangra, Analyst, S&P Global Ratings Credit said that the export powerhouse of China also faces problems on the infrastructure front. Every rupee invested in infrastructure development has a ripple effect and helps the GDP by Rs two. The passage of the Goods and Services Tax, billed as the country’s biggest indirect taxation reform, will give a fillip to the logistics and manufacturing sectors.

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