29 May 2020

Editor's Space

Reality and way Ahead


After a considerable delay, the rains are showering their mercy on most parts of India. However, unfortunate incidents continue to happen highlighting the lack of preparedness from the government's side to tackle natural hazards. Building collapses, waterlogging, power outages, train wreckage, name it and all of it has happened in the past month- thanks to rains. On the positive side, after an initial hiccup, India has successfully launched ‘Chandrayaan 2’. India is moving forward with each passing day. Ease of living continues to be one of the key themes in Budget 2019. In India, the urban population is expected to reach 600 million by 2031, an increase of nearly 40 per cent from 2011. The government in 2015 had launched the ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’. These cities were supposed to have better infrastructure, expand housing to all, and develop open spaces, among other things. Five years on, a large chunk of the earmarked money has not been spent. Our Cover Story takes you through the present scenario of the mission and what more needs to be done.


Ask any Industrial Flooring solution provider about the right flooring for a particular industry and he will respond that today it's all about the requirement. Read more about it in our current issue.


After remaining flat for the last few years, demand for excavators is climbing out of recession. Demand is majorly fuelled by EPC projects in the infra sector, and revival of the mining sector is also adding significant demand for higher capacities. We have compiled what the industry veterans think about the growing areas for excavators in India.


According to reliable sources the global CSE market is projected at $ 2.55 billion by 2022, till when Mobile crushers are expected to dominate demand.


Even if the construction equipment  industry currently is facing a mammoth task of clearing inventory, there are sunny days ahead. Players from the CE industry will get a great opportunity to interact with potential buyers, showcase their latest offerings and latest technologies at INTERMAT INDIA 2020 scheduled to happen between the 14th to 16th  October 2020 at BEC, Mumbai.




With a lot happening and set to happen, this month is full of reading material and we are certain that you will have a wonderful read!

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