Lokmat Infrastructure Conclave 2021 Outlines Path for Development

Industry Watch | December 10, 2021 | News

Lokmat Infrastructure Conclave 2021 Aditya Thackeray

Lokmat Media Group hosted a ‘Lokmat Infrastructure Conclave 2021’ on 8 December in Mumbai. The event was co-powered by J. Kumar Infra, NCC and associate sponsor MIDC, along with industry partner SME Chamber of India and media partner News18 Lokmat.

The event saw infrastructure industry representatives, officials and thought leaders under one roof, discussing ways to chart the future roadmap and redefine infrastructure development in India.

The conclave shed light on new-age infrastructure technology and its impact on the state’s economy, while also outlining the path for infrastructure development of sectors like urban mobility, EV adoption, renewable energy, water resources and ports.

The event was flagged off with a welcome address and introductory remarks by Vijay Darda, former member of Rajya Sabha and Chairman, Lokmat Media.

Darda said, “The most important provisions for the residents of Maharashtra are food, water, and shelter. Infrastructure is critical to the advancement of the people of Maharashtra. Maharashtra accounts for 14 percent of the country's GDP, so growth here results in national growth. The completion of unfinished projects and the quality of construction are two pressing issues for Maharashtra's infrastructure development. Lokmat has decided to do more than just provide information and criticise; we have created this forum to address these issues constructively while also recognising the excellent work being done by some individuals and institutions.”

The highlight of the conclave was the discussion between Rishi Darda, Editorial and Jt. Managing Director, Lokmat Media Group and Aditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol, Maharashtra.

Thackeray said, “Ease of living is to be the focus for Maharashtra - Vision 2025. It is very important to talk about infrastructure development in today’s time and with that we mean development towards ease of living for the people that should be the prime focus of infrastructure development. With that we are also focusing on betterment of connectivity in the state and capital with electric buses, not just that our priority is to set up enough charging stations for these electric vehicles and these stations should use renewable energy to lead towards a clean and green environment policy.”

The Lokmat Infrastructure Conclave 2021 also showcased speeches and presentations on building the urban infrastructure of Maharashtra, balancing the environment with industrial development and more.

Ease of living for the people should be the prime focus of infrastructure development, says Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray.

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