[Economy Lecture] GS3: Infrastructure- PPP Bidding & Financing Reforms, Rail budget 2015, Debroy Committee, MMDR, Coal Auction

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IAS Mock Interviews
  1. Prologue
  2. L7/P1: Infrastructure Bottlenecks, Bidding & financing
  3. L7/P2: Railways Budget 2015, Debroy Committee, Aviation & Shipping
  4. L7/P3: Mining industry- MMDR, Coal scam, Coal Bill 2015


  • On 15th May 2015, I began new session on infrastructure pillar- subpart “transport and mining”.  Total ~2:00 hours, split into three parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because I’m required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English-text articles or English PPTs on the site.

L7/P1: Infrastructure Bottlenecks, Bidding & financing

L7/P1: infrastructure bidding financing, GMR Airport PPP

  1. Amrut Mahotsav 2022: 6 pillars of
  2. importance of infrastructure in economy
  3. 3 roles of government in infrastructure development
  4. road infrastructure: list of self-study topics from India yearbook
  5. various industrial corridors
  6. difference between golden quadrilateral and Diamond quadrilateral
  7. PPP in Greenfield airport: the Case study of GMR International Airport ltd.
  8. The problem of stalled infrastructure projects in India
  9. meaning of overleveraged companies, interest coverage ratio, debt overhang
  10. 4 reasons Why companies overleveraged
  11. Mock Question for Mains: Problem of stalled infrastructure projects in India, is a manifestation of market failure & regulatory failure. Discuss.
  12. 3P India: how to restructure stalled PPP contracts?
  13. E-Tolling on highways: purpose and procedure
  14. Reforms in infrastructure bidding: least present value of revenue (LPVR), linking user fees with various parameters etc.
  15. Reforms in Infrastructure Finance: Masala Bonds, Bullet bonds
  16. Budget 2015 provisions for infrastructure financing
  17. Mock Question for Mains: Suggest the ways to revamp PPP contracts & regulatory framework to address the issue of Infrastructure slowdown in India.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/Jpbmjhq5bTU

L7/P2: Railways Budget 2015, Debroy Committee, Aviation & Shipping

L7/P2: Infrastructure Bibek Debroy Committee Rail Restructuring

  1. Indian Railways: study topics for India 2015 yearbook
  2. Rail budget 2015: salient features and targets
  3. comparison between Indian Railways and Chinese railways
  4. Rail reforms: Kayakalp council
  5. Rail reforms: Bibek Debroy Committee- major recommendations- human resource management, focus on core activities, independent body for ticket pricing, joint venture with state governments for suburban railways, merger of rail ministry with transport Ministry, merger of real budget with general budget and separate committee for investment.
  6. The benefits of transporting men and material through railways
  7. Mock Question for Mains: Public investment, especially in the railways, can play an important role to revive growth and promote Make in India. Discuss
  8. Aviation: Self study topics from India yearbook, Draft civil aviation policy 2014: salient features of, No frills airports
  9. Shipping: self study topics from India yearbook, positive and negative points about Indian shipping industry, reforms initiated in recent years, Sagar mala vs. Sethu Samudram

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/8ZU9TLxhidA

L7/P3: Mining industry- MMDR, Coal scam, Coal Bill 2015

L7/P3: Mining Infrastructure MMDR 2015, Coal auction

  1. self-study topics from India yearbook: related to mining and energy sector
  2. constitutional jurisdiction of union and State governments for mining activities
  3. Mines and minerals development and regulation (MMDR): salient features of the 2015 bill, prospecting license, two new organizations: NMET, DMF; mining area-duration limits.
  4. Benefits and criticism of MMDR Bill 2015
  5. Why Coal scam, captive use, Coal mines (Nationalization) Act.
  6. Coal mining (special provisions) 2015 bill- salient features, schedule I, II & III mines classification, auction & allotment criteria
  7. Coal Auction mechanism for power projects & non power projects, forward bidding and reverse bidding
  8. Coal Bill Pros and Cons from union, state, companies, consumer and environmental point of view.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/axb931-WrgA

Visit youtube.com/user/TheMrunalPatel For more lectures on UPSC General Studies.

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63 Comments on “[Economy Lecture] GS3: Infrastructure- PPP Bidding & Financing Reforms, Rail budget 2015, Debroy Committee, MMDR, Coal Auction”

  1. hey! can anybody give an idea about MPPSC 2015 expected cutoff

    1. hey bro as per official answer key i am getting 262 marks what abt u? i am general category candidate.

      1. i am getting 272 as per official answer key, general category

      2. Same here bhai…..getting 262 and general candidate!

        1. lets make a group yaar,,all mppsc candidates. i m getting around 230 genreral OH category

          1. can you tell me from which book r u studying.
            i am doing prep of ssc cgl,how to cover maths,my maths is week.how to prep gs for mppsc.

    2. I am expecting that it might land between 245-265 marks.

    3. mppsc cut off expected (265-275) out of 396
      I m getting 270 ….
      ekdum border pe….fingers crossed..

      1. cut off will be around 290…

        1. agree with 290 . chances are more of above 290 . paper 1 and 2 both was easy.

      2. Same, ~270 here too. Border case (assuming cut-off doesn’t rise)

        1. oh god, pls increse the cutoff score . atleast 295

  2. Sir how much lectures is remains & any plan to write important article like PRI year & what about geography lectures

  3. sir waiting 4 ur current series. plz if u get time do write articles too. and thanks 4 this video.

  4. Thanx a lot Sir :)

  5. Sir plz one article on “How to select optional”

  6. sir iam thankful to u
    for all these lectures
    aapne eco ka master bana dia
    sir ek request thi
    current ki series shuru kar dijiye
    prelims ki tayari ke liye

  7. Thankyou very much for lectures sir !!!! You are God to me and for thousands others . Thank you Guru.

    Sir please ask Rajtanil Mam to continue lectures after her interview. She also doing noble work.

  8. thanks a lot sir…great lectures by a great teacher!!!!

  9. thanks a lot sir for ur great notes& lectures…. ur doing really a gr8 job for those studnt who r totally unable to take expensive coachings…. ur g8 and ur economy lectures ar awsm….

  10. I am getting 260 as official answer key ,
    General category.

  11. Sir pls start current affairs also.

    If not started now it would be too late.

  12. mppsc ka koi question bhej do yaar

  13. thaks sir g…….after a long time _/\_

  14. Sir can you please explain how to calculate central assistance to state according to Gadgil-Mukherji formula?i am trying to understand through books but in books only weightage table is shown so very difficult to understand

  15. Hello sir…plz tel me where to get the link for the self study part?

  16. Sir economy bhut week h plz btaea kaise strong ho

  17. Sir, can i attend SPIPA classes ?? I am not gujarati but living in Ahmedabad.

  18. Marunal Sir,
    Pls help me about Uttarakhand pcs 2012 mains exam. As the commission has changed the syllabus totally. Even no choice of subject and language paper marks will be calculated for final selection.

  19. thank u very much sir ….

    1. i have complete my degree in 2014 from NIT JALANDHAR IN civil eng.) .and i m hindi medium student so plz sir i need a guidenace & i m not take any caoching becouse my financial brobl . sir ( sir main basically ganv m rahta hu me puri tarh se IAS k liye dedicate hu so plz sir help me . m bahut jada confuse hu ki m kya kru kyoki mujhe guide krne wala koi nhi m or meri family m bhi koi jada padha hua nhi h . m poor family ko belong krta hu .so mujhe kya krna chahiye or kis tarh ki books or magazines padhni chahiye so plz help me i humble request u sir.
      m janta sir aapke pass time ki problem hogi thoda sa time plz sir. ( or m SC PH catagiries ko belong krta hu mere left hand m halki c probelm h kya sir mujhe iska benifit mil skta hai ) so as soon as possible thanks sir mujhe book kanha se leni chahiye for hindi medium with writer name & magazine jo mujhe ias preparation meri help kr ske ( prelim & main exam ke liye ) thanks again sir

      1. Read Sir’s studyplan for UPSC that should answer most of your questions……

  20. Hello, anyone here who has given UPPCS prelim 2015.
    Answer keys of GS 2 (held on 29 March) has been uploaded. Re test of GS1 was on 10 May.
    What is the expected cutoff?

  21. thank u mrunal sir:-)


  23. I am getting 278. Will it be enough.

  24. Correction* from* (last sentence)

  25. At 3:28 in L7/P2 ‘amenities’ should be used in place of ‘amnesties’.

    amnesties: an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.

    amenities: a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.

  26. Bhai logo CGL 2014 ka result aagaya

  27. I can’t find the ppts. Only 2 files under lecture 7 and 3 under lecture 6. Remaining ?


  29. Hello I m unable to got economy lectureres in media fire bcoz I’m using android phone can any one tell this whole process

  30. Geography Lectures sir please!! Sir,,,,,, like Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption I’ll keep sending letters.

  31. thanx sir,,,,
    best luck wishes to rajtanil mam….

  32. Hello sir, plz give me some instructions about G.S 3.specialy for economics.

  33. please upload mppsc anser key

    1. go to its website mppsc.nic.in

  34. sir the link given the slides are not working. Please solve this problem and files downloaded from mediafire are not opening

  35. Sir, THE HINDU in its article in (May 19) Tuesday’s edition said that the Finance Ministry has chosen to use Paasche’s Index instead of Laspeyre’s Index. Could you please clearify the difference btw them?

  36. mppsc 234 marks ?

  37. Sir download from mediafire stops in the middle. not a single file could download.
    Plz upload on filesecure server as b4.

  38. my only massage to you sir Thank You!!!!You are really very helpful for us.

  39. sir
    I was born on 02/06/1986 for which post i am eligible in CGL2015 please help me i am bit confused with increase in age limit of CSS

  40. Aaa agar general me aa rhe hai to shayad immpossible hai dear sorry

  41. in geography video(G5/P4: Ocean Tides and Major Ports of India) at 20 minuts Mormugao Port is GOA,, nt in karnataka

  42. mrunal sir, are you not making notes as you used to do last year and before

  43. sir ,
    plz upload next economy and geography lectures

  44. Is BOP(surplus) included in foreign income ?
    export is foreign income or national income?

  45. sir L7 P2 video is missing!!!!!

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