This compilation has emerged from a recent National Consultation on Infrastructure and Governance called India @ Work Summit, organised by Skoch Consultancy Services, providing critical insights into the subject of infrastructure and governance, all pointing to a common goal of inclusive growth. This book opens with a chapter entitled: Participatory Democracy, Infrastructure and Empowerment. Offering the concerned reader the collective wisdom of eminent policy makers and distinguished experts, the content in this volume is organised under seven sections.
Sameer Kochhar, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Skoch Consultancy Services is an industry veteran with a multifaceted career spanning over two and a half decades. He is considered to be one of the most respected independent voices on inclusive development and citizenship issues in India. Deepak B. Phatak is Subrao M. Nilekani Chair Professor at the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. He is an eminent consultant and advisor to many organisations on issues related to Information Technology. H. Krishnamurthy is Principal Research Scientist, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting. His areas of interest includes: communication and networking and internet technologies. Gursharan Dhanjal, an expert in strategic affairs, is Executive Vice President, Skoch Consultancy Services. He has over 17 years of working experience ranging from academics to research and business journalism to consulting. His areas of expertise include research, and rich media content.