Friday, June 27, 2008

Hard and Soft Infrastructure

I came across this publication which defines Hard and Soft Infrastructure by Deepak Kumar who is an Associate consultant of ICFAI journal of Infrastructure.
He says" Infrastructure sector is divided into hard and soft infrastructure. The hard infrastructure includes roads and bridges, ports, airlines, railway, power,telecom while the soft infrastructure includes education, health, tourism,etc." It also lists out Initiatives of UPA Government- (2004-05) in the field of Infrastructure. This paper gives details about both hard and soft Infrastructure initiatives taken by the govenment.
I wonder how much of this is a true achievement as NHDP, NSEW coridoor are already in a fix cos of increasing cost of the projects and railway projects are also at halt as mentioned in my earlier post.