Free Press Journal
  • FPJ IMC Forum: Indian food processing sector is still ‘processing’…

    FPJ-IMC Forum: All about Indian food processing sector

    Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set an ambitious target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 with the spotlight on the food sector and its growth potential. Food processing takes the sector equation beyond mere output growth to value-addition, stability, job creation and sustained prosperity. The Free Press Journal organised a panel discussion on the topic ‘Food Processing: The new goldmine in India’, jointly with the Indian Merchants Chamber and moneycontrol.com

  • Panel discussion on India’s Road Ahead: Prominent Indians deliberate the likely path to success

    Connectivity—through roads, rail or waterways— is vital for stable GDP growth. At the micro level, it offers better access to education and income opportunities. Within this framework, the present Government has been doing a lot. In order to understand these activities of the government more deeply and the impact it could have, Free Press Journal in conjunction with Moneycontrol, organised ‘India’s road ahead’. Gracing the event was Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road

  • Making India’s Road Ahead smoother: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays the roadmap

    Excerpts from the talk that Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India, gave at the India’s road to the future conference jointly organised by Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol on Saturday, 9 December 2017. The speech was delivered in Hindi, and given below are edited and translated excerpts from that talk.

  • India’s Road Ahead: Delhi-Mumbai highway to have lane for electric trucks, says Nitin Gadkari

    Mumbai : In order to tackle emission levels in cities like Mumbai and New Delhi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari  and his ministry is working towards setting up a special roadway along the dedicated freight corridor (DFC) for lanes which would allow only electric trucks along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial corridor (DMIC).

  • India's Road Ahead

    Nitin Gadkari to empower ‘India’s Road Ahead’: A conference by Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol

    Mumbai: Despite India being the second largest road network in the world, there is a constant need for the network to evolve and add more roads to this network if we want to connect the ever-growing population of the country. At the same time, as was clear when the US suffered the crippling economic depression of the 1930s, there is nothing like road-building to provide jobs and to catalyse economic growth.

  • India’s Road Ahead: Subsurface engineering is the buzzword

    Newer technologies have not only helped address India’s infrastructure issues but also helped in many other domains, said Union Minister for Transport, Nitin Gadkari, while inaugurating a School of Subsurface Engineering by MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU).

  • India’s Road Ahead conference by Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol: Meet the panelists

    Despite India being the second largest road network in the world, there is a constant need for the network to evolve and add more roads to this network if we want to connect the ever-growing population of the country. At the same time, as was clear when the US suffered the crippling economic depression of the 1930s, there is nothing like road-building to provide jobs and to catalyse economic growth.

  • Why India’s road ahead is a rather promising one

    Never before has the scope of the roads sector been enhanced as with the current government, and under the ministership of Nitin Gadkari. Today, the National highways — which accounted for anywhere between 55,000-70,000 km out of 3.5 million km of roadways in India  — has been expanded to account for around 2 lakh km. This has become possible because roads that used to belong to the state have