Seeking Efficiency and Excellence in the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects in India

The basic objective of the study was to examine factors affecting execution of infrastructure projects in India. It was proposed to take up a sample of projects in different infrastructure sectors, states, in the public and private sectors, in rural and urban areas to understand (1) what was the extent of success of the projects with respect to some measures of performance such as time and cost efficiency, quality of assets created; (2) what were the factors that led to the success in different stages of the project; (3) what were the constraints that needed to be overcome to achieve success. The study also focused on what needs to be done to replicate the positive performance of the projects in the other projects in the infrastructure sector, to translate the learning to the other projects.