Sector Wise Studies

Indicus has deep expertise and research capabilities for the analysis of network industries such as electricity, roads and water and sanitation, which constitute the infrastructure sector. Indicus aims at deepening the debate on infrastructure reform and regulation in India based on sound research. The focus of research will be on reconciling private participation, increased competition and widened access.

The implementation of pro-competitive rules through regulatory processes requires an understanding the nuances of the economic problems of network industries generally characterised by oligopolistic industry structures. Indicus infrastructure research seeks to understand these nuances for policy prescriptions.

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Data Points for IBN Diamond State Awards 2012

Sponsor: IBN18 Broadcast Limited

November 2012

Data collation, validation and analysis for 28 states of India over a range of socio-economic parameters like Citizen Security, Core Infrastructure, Education, Employment, Environment, Healthcare, Poverty Reduction, Water & Sanitation, Women Empowerment, Economic-Financial etc.
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The Economic Impact of VANPIC Industrial Corridor

Sponsor: VANPIC/Penn Schoen Berland

December 2011

The report assessed the extent to which the Vadarevu And Nizampatnam Port & Industrial Corridor (VANPIC) project can fuel economic growth in Andhra Pradesh and empower regional development. For this purpose, Indicus studied using secondary data, data available from the project promoters, as well as its own field intelligence on how VANPIC has been designed and was being operationalised and what impact it may have on three important aspects: economic growth, revenue generation and employment creation. It also briefly reviewed the land allocation, water allocation, environmental issues and concessional agreement between the promoters and GoAP.
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Improving Infrastructure Building in India

Sponsor: National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

September 2010

The main objective of the study was to identify the strengths & weaknesses of implementation of infrastructure projects and to recommend steps to remove the bottlenecks so that the infrastructure projects are executed more efficiently.
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Strategies for India's Infrastructure Development

Sponsor: National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

November 2009

The study looks at the outlook for selected infrastructure sectors in the context of the needs & the policies, international experience & constraints on development. The analysis would be both at the overall economy level & also for specific sectors.
In this survey Indicus considered six parameters-Health, Education, Environment, Safety, Public facilities & entertainment- for preparing the "reside -in" index. The "earn-in" list was based on growth rate of employment, per capita income & listings on popular job websites.
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Rapid Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Assessment-Mizoram

Sponsor: The World Bank, Government of India

August 2005

This study provided a qualitative and quantitative snapshot of the status of reform of the rural water supply and sanitation sector across the state of Mizoram by looking at firstly, the impact of government programmes, assessed in terms of access, use and sustainability as well as coverage and secondly the status of sector reforms (SRP, TSC and Swajaldhara) and key lessons learnt.
The key objectives of this study were to provide a realistic assessment of the Rural WSS baseline situation, the key challenges & appropriate measures for meeting the MDGs. It also included assessment of access to safe & sustainable Rural WSS services, policies & institutional arrangements for delivering the Rural WSS services, budgetary & non- budgetary sources for meeting the requirements.
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Rapid Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Assessment-Nagaland

Sponsor: The World Bank, Government of India

February 2005

This study provided a qualitative and quantitative snapshot of the status of reform of the rural water supply and sanitation sector across the state of Nagaland by looking at firstly, the impact of government programmes, assessed in terms of access, use and sustainability as well as coverage and secondly the status of sector reforms (SRP, TSC and Swajaldhara) and key lessons learnt.
This study provided a qualitative and quantitative snapshot of the status of reform of the rural water supply and sanitation sector across the state of Manipur, by looking at firstly, the impact of government programmes, assessed in terms of access, use and sustainability as well as coverage and secondly the status of sector reforms (SRP, TSC and Swajaldhara) and key lessons learnt.
This study provided a qualitative and quantitative snapshot of the status of reform of the rural water supply and sanitation sector across the states of Punjab by looking at firstly, the impact of government programmes, assessed in terms of access, use and sustainability as well as coverage and secondly the status of sector reforms (SRP, TSC and Swajaldhara) and key lessons learnt.
The study was based on a framework "The Low Equilibrium Trap in the WSS Sector". The most important aspect of this study was that it saw water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services together. In other words, the study took the view that quality WSS services for consumers include both – WSS infrastructure and WSS-services. One without the other does not lead to the outcomes that are most desirable from the point of view of the consumer.
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More Roads-Fewer Villages

Sponsor: Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS)

January 2005

This paper took the view that by improving infrastructure especially road infrastructure the government would inadvertently create conditions where the number of villages would fall as fewer villages would lead to lower costs of supplying essential services. In other words, not only would the government’s fiscal be affected positively but it would also lead to better lifestyles for the masses.
Given current conditions greater government role – as provider of garbage removal services or as a regulator – will only harm the cause of a clean environment and universal coverage of garbage removal services. Instead recognizing the importance of individual initiative and designing policy around it will serve to enhance both – the environment and coverage
This study investigated and analysed the issues related to poor provision of household water. Lack of funds, and generally poor municipal governance has contributed to a situation, which results a poor provision of water supply to households. This has prompted individual households to undertake self-supply measures such as boring underground to access sub-surface water. This has contributed to the dramatic fall in sub-surface water levels and associated environmental damage. Poor provision therefore has had two effects. One, poor coverage of households and the denying of a basic necessity. And two, environmental damage, much of it unaccounted. Poor coverage and quality of water supply has led to unmet demand for water.
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Delhi – Art & Culture

Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

July 2002

Cultural interactions within a city affect the day-to-day working and functioning of the city, in addition to shaping the design and architecture of the city. Cultural activities have linkages with economic activities of a city. This paper attempts to examine the ways and means that can be employed by the government to make Delhi a city of cultural importance.
Indicus prepared a compendium on higher education which would provide a complete insight into the present scenario of higher education on India. The document contains data on present institutional structure and size of higher education while also benchmarking India internationally.
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Residential, Commercial & Retail survey

Sponsor: Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Aimed to develop a web-based product on real estate, Indicus conducted a quarterly survey with Knight Frank as a partner to study the residential(4000), commercial(3000) and retail(300) properties in the seven cities (NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru) across the country.
This was a two pronged study incorporating the results from secondary as well as primary data. Primary data was collected by the way of an online survey. The secondary component was primarily used to create indices.
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Micro Study on Housing in India

Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Given the large size of India's population, housing has become a general necessity but it also has the potential to pull the economy on a faster growth track. Housing construction sector was one of the most important and fastest growing sectors in the Indian economy. This study looks at urban housing that was dependent on availability of low cost land, credit & finance for construction and legal issues.
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Economic Agenda for Delhi - A Blueprint

Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

In a manner not understood very well, artistic and cultural activities gradually permeate a city and start to have a beneficial impact on its economy, society, and life in general. These and many more insights were provided by Dr. Laveesh Bhandari (Indicus Analytics) in preparing the economic agenda for Delhi - A Blueprint.